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Saudi Haj minister discusses development of services for pilgrims

Haj and Umrah Minister Mohammed Salih Bentin chairs a meeting with officials of the ministry to discuss preparations for the Haj season in Jeddah. (SPA file photo)
MADINAH: Minister of Haj and Umrah Mohammed Salih bin Taher Bentin continued inspection rounds and field visits, as well as preparatory meetings with the board of directors for Tawafa owners in preparation for the coming Haj season.
The minister visited the headquarters of the Establishment of Motawifs of Pilgrims of Turkey, Muslims of Europe, US and Australia and the National Tawafa Establishment for South Asian Pilgrims in Makkah. The visit aimed to check on the programs and operational plans of the institutions for this Haj season.
Bentin discussed the services offered to pilgrims, including grouping, transport, climbing Arafat mountain, housing and meals.
The minister stressed the importance of providing services that reflect the great care and attention the government of King Salman gives to pilgrims. Bentin also emphasized the importance of enhancing cooperation between the different parties offering Haj services.

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