Vision 2030 aims to improve pilgrim experience: Saudi Hajj minister

Mohammed Saleh bin Taher Benten. (SPA)
Updated 02 May 2018
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Vision 2030 aims to improve pilgrim experience: Saudi Hajj minister

JEDDAH: The Minister of Hajj and Umrah, Mohammed Saleh bin Taher Benten, affirmed that work continues in accordance with the ambitious Vision 2030, which aims to provide pilgrims with high-quality services.

He pointed out that the plan is being carried out with the participation of 82 government entities, with the aim of providing electronic services for pilgrims, most notably smartphones, along with other services designated for people with special needs.

The participants stressed that developing Hajj and Umrah organizations and services in the Kingdom is among the top priorities of the Saudi government and an extension of the country’s historic role in serving Muslims and Islam.

Vision 2030 includes a strategic and comprehensive plan to develop the sector to allow the largest number of Muslims possible to perform Hajj and Umrah.


Iranian regime continues to feed sectarianism: Saudi deputy defense minister

Updated 24 April 2019
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Iranian regime continues to feed sectarianism: Saudi deputy defense minister

  • “We have to choose between the chaos that Iran spreads and stability, security and development,” he said
  • Delegation led by Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz in Russia for an official visit

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Khalid bin Salman said the Iranian regime continues to feed sectarianism and disrespect international laws at the eighth Moscow Conference on International Security on Wednesday.

“We have to choose between the chaos that Iran spreads and stability, security and development,” he said adding that “Iran is spreading chaos in the region through destruction and bloodshed, and by supporting the militias of Hezbollah and Houthis.”

“Houthi militias continue to violate the resolutions of the Security Council and the Stockholm Agreement, ignored UN resolution 2216 and the Gulf initiative…our goal is to achieve stability for Yemeni citizens under a legitimate government,” he said.

The deputy defense minister also said that the Kingdom is witnessing today an unprecedented transformation and development to achieve the vision 2030.

A delegation led by Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Saudi deputy minister of defense, has arrived in Russia for an official visit on Tuesday, during which the members will take part in the eighth Moscow Conference on International Security and hold a number of meetings.

Prince Khalid was welcomed by Saudi Ambassador to Russia Dr. Raed Qurmali, military adviser Maj. Gen. Talal Al-Otaibi and Military Attache Gen. Mohammad Al-Mutairi, along with the deputy chief of staff of the Russian defense ministry and other civilian and military officials.