Prince Khalid meets French senator in Jeddah

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Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal meets French senator Nathalie Goulet in Jeddah on Sunday. (SPA)
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Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal meets French senator Nathalie Goulet in Jeddah on Sunday. (SPA)
Updated 17 June 2019
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Prince Khalid meets French senator in Jeddah

  • The French senator thanked Prince Khalid and the organizers of the “Hajj without Plastics” initiative for the environmental programs that have been implemented

JEDDAH: Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, the governor of Makkah and adviser to King Salman, met with the French senator, and member of the Gulf-French Friendship Committee, Nathalie Goulet in Jeddah on Sunday. They discussed potential cooperation on environmental conservation measures, particularly the “Hajj Without Plastic” initiative.
Prince Khalid also addressed Saudi Arabia’s efforts to serve the holy places and pilgrims. He said the government has harnessed all available material and human resources to best serve the Two Holy Mosques and their visitors.
Prince Khalid highlighted the importance of caring for the environment, particularly during the Hajj and Umrah seasons, and cited the implementation of “Hajj without Plastics” during the last pilgrimage season in many camps for pilgrims, as well as several other “green” projects that have been implemented in the holy places.
The French senator thanked Prince Khalid and the organizers of the “Hajj without Plastics” initiative for the environmental programs that have been implemented, and stressed that the committee is prepared to cooperate in the development of such initiatives, particularly the technical aspects.
Developing Hajj and Umrah organizations and services in the Kingdom is among the top priorities of the Saudi government. The number of Umrah visas issued this year has reached 7,650,736, of which 7,393,657 pilgrims have arrived in the Kingdom. 


Saudi Arabia’s Zamzam water initative launched for Hajj

Updated 22 July 2019
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Saudi Arabia’s Zamzam water initative launched for Hajj

  • The initiative will be carried out under the direct supervision of the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah
  • The Spokesperson of the Al-Zamazema office, Amir bin Faisal Obaid, said that the initiative will provide Zamzam water to pilgrims

DUBAI: The undersecretary of the Hajj Ministry for Religious Affairs, Hussein Al-Sharif, sponsored “Al-Zamzami Al Sagheer” initiative and program launched by Al-Zamazema office.

The Spokesperson of the Al-Zamazema office, Amir bin Faisal Obaid, said that the initiative will provide Zamzam water to pilgrims. 

Zamzam water comes from the Zamzam well located in the Masjid Al-Haram in Makkah. It is believed in the Islamic faith that it is a miraculously generated source of water from God.
Saudi Arabia aims to provide the pilgrims with high quality and efficient services, a statement by the Al-Zamazema office said. 

The efforts are in line with the current developments taking place in the Kingdom under King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammad, the statement added. 
Services will be provided to all pilgrims coming from outside the Kingdom.

The initiative will be carried out under the direct supervision of the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah.