Minister discusses Hajj with officials from Mauritania

Hajj and Umrah Minister Mohammad Salih Bentin hold talks with Mauritania’s Minister of Islamic Affairs Ahmed Ould Ahl Dawood and his accompanied delegation. (SPA)
Updated 23 December 2018
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Minister discusses Hajj with officials from Mauritania

  • The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah organized a workshop under the theme “The comprehensive scheme for pilgrims’ movement within the Hajj system, milestones and visualization”

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Hajj and Umrah Dr. Mohammad Salih Bentin met Mauritania’s Minister of Islamic Affairs and Traditional Education Ahmed Ould Ahl Dawood. They discussed issues related to Hajj.
On Thursday, the Saudi minister held talks with Egyptian Maj. Gen. Mohammad Amr Ali Lutfi, assistant minister of interior for administrative affairs and his delegation in Makkah on Thursday.
They discussed cooperation in the field of Hajj and Umrah. Last week, Bentin separately received Sudanese, Algerian and Palestinian delegations. Meanwhile, Dr. Abdulfattah bin Suleiman Mashat, deputy minister of Hajj and Umrah, held discussions with Sheikh Maksatbek Toktomushev, the mufti of Kyrgyzstan.
The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah organized a workshop under the theme “The comprehensive scheme for pilgrims’ movement within the Hajj system, milestones and visualization.”
The undersecretary of the Hajj Ministry for Hajj Affairs, Dr. Hussein Al-Sharif, said the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah and its partners in the Hajj system are constantly endeavoring to improve pilgrims’ experience. 


Saudi Arabia welcomes US decision on Iran oil sanction waivers

Updated 3 min 45 sec ago
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Saudi Arabia welcomes US decision on Iran oil sanction waivers

  • The Saudi minister said Iran uses state income to finance their dangerous policies
  • Saudi Arabia will work with other oil producing countries to stabilize international market

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia has welcomed US Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo’s announcement that waivers on the sanctions on Iranian oil exports will be lifted, Saudi state agency SPA reported.

Saudi Arabia believes the US decision is a necessary step to pressure the Iranian government to stop jeopardizing peace and end their global support for terrorism, the Saudi Foreign Minister, Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf, said.

The Iranian regime uses the country’s income to finance dangerous policies without any consideration for international law, the minster added.

International pressures on Iran must continue until it stops interfering in the domestic affairs of other countries, he stressed.

Saudi Arabia will continue their strict adherence to the policies, which aim to stabilize international markets, and will not produce oil beyond the balance, Al-Assaf said.

The Kingdom will cooperate with other oil producing countries to produce enough oil for consumers, he added.