Minister praises telecom sector’s Hajj efforts

Abdullah bin Amer Al-Sawaha. (SPA)
Updated 10 August 2018
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Minister praises telecom sector’s Hajj efforts

JEDDAH: The minister of communications and information technology, Abdullah bin Amer Al-Sawaha, on Friday praised the telecommunication sector’s efforts to serve Hajj pilgrims.
He inspected the readiness of the Saudi Telecom Co. (STC) to welcome this year’s Hajj season at Mount Arafat. He was accompanied by his deputy, Haitham bin Abdulrahman Al-Ohali, the governor of the Communications and Information Technology Commission, Dr. Abdul Aziz bin Salem Al-Ruwais, and the STC’s acting CEO Dr. Tarig Enaya.
Al-Sawaha said: “I was pleased to see the dedication and team spirit. We are very proud of our partners and their efforts to use new technologies in order to improve and facilitate the performance of rituals.”


King Salman: An honor for Saudi Arabia to serve Hajj pilgrims

Updated 21 August 2018
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King Salman: An honor for Saudi Arabia to serve Hajj pilgrims

  • King Salman arrived in Mina, in the holy city of Makkah on Monday, to supervise services being provided to pilgrims
  • Government data show that 2.371 million pilgrims are participating in this year’s Hajj

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Tuesday expressed his pleasure to serve fellow Muslims undertaking this year’s Hajj pilgrims.
“The greatest honor that God has honored our country is its service to the guests of the Rahman, and with Eid Al-Adha, I call upon him to complement the pilgrims and to perpetuate good and peace for our nation and the rest of the country,” the kingdom’s ruler posted in Arabic in his Twitter account.
King Salman arrived in Mina, in the holy city of Makkah on Monday, to supervise services being provided to almost 2.4 million Muslims gathered for the annual Hajj pilgrimage, one of the largest annual global gatherings. He was accompanied by several senior officials, including Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif.
Government data show that 2.371 million pilgrims are participating in this year’s Hajj, with 1.758 million of them coming from outside Saudi Arabia including Asian countries, European nations and European states.