Saudi culture minister appoints managers for three projects

Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan. (Photo Supplied)
Updated 13 June 2019

Saudi culture minister appoints managers for three projects

RIYADH: Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, the minister of culture, has announced the appointment of managers for three of the ministry’s projects.

Ahmed Al Mulla has been named president of the National Film Archive, Dr. Zeinab Al-Khudairi becomes head of the cultural program, and chef Basma Al-Khuraiji will head the National Culinary Festival.
 


King Salman’s guests laud Hajj facilities

They paid tribute to the guest program, which allowed them to visit the sacred places, historical sites and Islamic landmarks in Makkah and Madinah, all at the expense of King Salman. (SPA)
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King Salman’s guests laud Hajj facilities

  • There were 634,379 domestic pilgrims, of whom 67 percent were non-Saudi

MADINAH: A number of guests from Tunisia and Morocco, who also came as part of the program, lauded the efforts and services provided them during the season.
In statements to the Saudi Press Agency, they admired the projects in the Two Holy Mosques and the holy sites, citing them as evidence of the Kingdom’s dedication to pilgrims and its keenness to help them worship in comfort.
They paid tribute to the guest program, which allowed them to visit the sacred places, historical sites and Islamic landmarks in Makkah and Madinah, all at the expense of King Salman.
There were 2,489,406 pilgrims at this year’s Hajj, according to the General Authority for Statistics (GASTAT), and 1,855,027 of them came from outside the Kingdom. There were 634,379 domestic pilgrims, of whom 67 percent were non-Saudi.