70 Saudi agencies attend Umrah forum in Khartoum

Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Makkah, Saudi Arabia. (AP file photo)
Updated 01 December 2018
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70 Saudi agencies attend Umrah forum in Khartoum

  • Marwan Shaban: Saudi leadership and people will not spare any effort to serve the pilgrims and ensure their comfort

JEDDAH: The Makkah Chamber of Commerce and Industry and a delegation of 70 companies from the Kingdom took part in the Saudi-Sudanese Forum for the Development of Umrah Services.
“This is an important coordination with our brothers in Sudan to develop Umrah services,” said Marwan Shaban, deputy chairman of the chamber. “The Kingdom’s leadership and people will not spare any effort to serve the pilgrims and ensure their comfort.”
Dr. Abu Bakr Osman, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Endowments and Guidance, said: “It is a chance for us to meet, cooperate, strengthen our friendship and exchange benefits and ideas.


King Salman launches restoration program for Tarif historical district

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King Salman launches restoration program for Tarif historical district

JEDDAH: King Salman patronized on Sunday the inaugural ceremony for the restoration of the Tarif historical district in the presence of leaders, presidents, and delegations from Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.

The program aims at the development of the ancient historical city so as to transform it into an international tourist and cultural hub. It also aims to list it among the world heritage sites.

In a speech delivered during this ceremony, Prince Faisal bin Bandar, Governor of Riyadh region, thanked King Salman for his support of the program, which coincides with the fourth anniversary of the king’s ascension to the throne.