Saudi Commission on Tourism and Heritage chief on official visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina 

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Bosnia and Herzegovina leader Bakir Izetbegovic meets with Prince Sultan bin Salman at the State Presidency office in Sarajevo on July 16, 2018. (SPA)
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Bosnia and Herzegovina leader Bakir Izetbegovic meets with Prince Sultan bin Salman at the State Presidency office in Sarajevo on July 16, 2018. (SPA)
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Bosnia and Herzegovina leader Bakir Izetbegovic showing pictures to Prince Sultan bin Salman at the State Presidency office in Sarajevo on July 16, 2018. (SPA)
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Bosnia and Herzegovina leader Bakir Izetbegovic welcomes Prince Sultan bin Salman in Sarajevo on July 16, 2018. (SPA)
Updated 17 July 2018
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Saudi Commission on Tourism and Heritage chief on official visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina 

JEDDAH: Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), expressed King Salman’s sincere greetings to the people and the government of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

He visited the Balkan state upon the instructions of King Salman, who is keen to bolster ties with the country and open new horizons of cooperation between both states.

Prince Sultan was received by the chairman of the presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bakir Izetbegovic, at his office in the capital, Sarajevo. 

Izetbegovic expressed personal appreciation, as well as that of his government, for the role of the Kingdom in assisting his country overcome difficult post-war situations and start rebuilding the nation through political and economic stability and development. 

He lauded the pivotal role played by King Salman at that stage, making him an exceptional personality to the Bosnian people.

Izetbegovic said he is going forward to further enhance fraternal in all humanitarian fields and contacts at the people-to-people and legacy levels, which is parallel or even surpasses the importance of enhancing economic relations, now seen as steadily proceeding.

Later, Prince Sultan met Bosnian Minister of Civil Affairs Adil Osmanovic, and they reviewed the cooperation fields between the two countries in all fields.


Pilgrims praise Saudi efforts during Hajj

Updated 21 August 2018
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Pilgrims praise Saudi efforts during Hajj

  • Pilgrims praise the organization of the Hajj ritual areas
  • Millions pass through relatively small areas to perform the rituals

ARAFAT: Pilgrims from around the world have expressed their gratitude for the services provided to them by the Saudi authorities, and praised the quality.
“Despite the small size of the holy sites area and the massive gatherings of pilgrims coming yearly to this place, Saudi Arabia has succeeded in managing the huge crowds,” said Jihad Obaid, an Iraqi pilgrim performing Hajj for the first time. The only thing he does not like is the hot weather, but the water sprinklers installed along the way have been a great help, he added.
“These sprinklers reflect how caring the Saudi government is,” he said. “We all know that man can’t control weather challenges, but the preparations made to protect pilgrims is a sign of the great efforts to help pilgrims carry out their rituals comfortably.”
Mas’ood BuHadji, from Algeria, thanked the security guards for the work they do for pilgrims.
“I would like to extend my thanks and appreciations to the security men who spare no effort in assisting the pilgrims to easily complete their rituals,” he said. “Although I am not Saudi, I feel proud of these Muslim security men, whose job here is not only to secure pilgrims a safe Hajj, but also offer them bottles of cold water.
“Hajj is now easier than ever; the Jamarat Bridge, the services and everything.”