Heirs to the throne: Britain’s Prince Charles honors Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Saudi Crown Prince with Britain's Prince Charles and Prince William. (SPA)
Updated 08 March 2018
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Heirs to the throne: Britain’s Prince Charles honors Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was received by Britain’s heir to the throne Prince Charles on Wednesday evening.
The Prince of Wales held a dinner for the crown prince who had, earlier in the day, been welcomed by Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace.
Prince Mohammed is on a three-day visit to Britain.
He met British Prime minister Theresa May at Downing Street, where Saudi Arabia and the UK set out an ambition to build 65 billion pounds ($90.29 billion) of trade and investment ties in coming years.


Saudi ministry: More than 3 million Umrah visas issued so far

The Vision 2030 reform plan aims to attract more than 30 million Umrah pilgrims, and provide them with excellent services and an outstanding experience. (SPA)
Updated 20 January 2019
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Saudi ministry: More than 3 million Umrah visas issued so far

  • Developing Hajj and Umrah organizations and services in the Kingdom is among the top priorities of the Saudi government

JEDDAH: The number of Umrah visas issued this year has reached 3,024,272, of which 2,561,541 pilgrims have arrived in the Kingdom, according to data provided by the Hajj and Umrah Ministry.
There are 399,479 pilgrims still in the Kingdom, with 277,372 in Makkah and 122,107 in Madinah.
Most pilgrims — 2,288,789 — came to the Kingdom by air, while 257,266 entered by land and 15,486 arrived by sea.
The largest number of pilgrims are from Pakistan (681,392) followed by Indonesia (447,450), India (306,470), Yemen (146,067), Malaysia (142,290), Algeria (92,752), Turkey (86,925), Egypt (85,438), Bangladesh (53,131) and the UAE (62,927).
The weekly data also included the number of Saudi staff within Umrah companies and institutions. They are 9,983 Saudis including 8,259 males and 1,724 females.
Developing Hajj and Umrah organizations and services in the Kingdom is among the top priorities of the Saudi government.
The Vision 2030 reform plan aims to attract more than 30 million Umrah pilgrims, and provide them with excellent services and an outstanding experience.