More than 100 Saudis take part in special program Umrah trip

Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal. (SPA)
Updated 05 May 2018
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More than 100 Saudis take part in special program Umrah trip

  • The purpose of the trip was to enable participants to perform Umrah at the Grand Mosque and visit the Prophet’s Mosque

JEDDAH: The first trip of the Umrah and visit program for the children of martyrs, people with special needs and orphans, organized by the Department of Public Relations in Makkah Governorate, departed from Jeddah to Makkah and Madinah on Friday.

The purpose of the trip was to enable participants to perform Umrah at the Grand Mosque and visit the Prophet’s Mosque.

It was organized by the Governorate of Makkah Region on the instructions of Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, and his deputy Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz, 

The spokesman of the Governorate of Makkah Region Sultan Al-Dosari said that the program comes within the framework of the responsibility of the Governorate toward deserving groups for their great role in the service of society, stressing that the Governorate would work to improve communication with society through the use of all modern technology.

He added that the first trip began with more than 100 people from Makkah to Madinah by train, and that participants included sons and families of martyrs in Makkah region, the Handicraft Association, and the Ibsar Association for the visually-impaired and the charity Association of Orphan Care in Jeddah. 


Russian Direct Investment Fund welcomes Saudi Arabia’s ‘decisive action’ in Khashoggi case

Updated 37 min 7 sec ago
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Russian Direct Investment Fund welcomes Saudi Arabia’s ‘decisive action’ in Khashoggi case

  • RDIF said that it “strongly supports the process of transformative and historical reforms in Saudi Arabia”
  • RDIF said that, along with many of its partners, it will continue close investment cooperation with the Kingdom

RIYADH: The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has welcomed the “decisive action” taken by Saudi Arabia as a result of the official investigation into the Jamal Khashoggi case, and its decision to punish and prosecute those who are responsible, a statement said on Saturday.
RDIF said that it “strongly supports the process of transformative and historical reforms in Saudi Arabia undertaken by its leadership, including Vision 2030, which is of true significance for the Middle East and for the whole world.”
RDIF said that, along with many of its partners, it will continue close investment cooperation with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to “promote partnership and friendship among our great nations.”