Hajj 2019 emergency plan approved

Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif. (SPA)
Updated 13 July 2019
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Hajj 2019 emergency plan approved

  • The plans are continuously developed as directed by King Salman and the crown prince so as to ensure the security and safety of pilgrims

JEDDAH: Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif, minister of interior and head of the Supreme Hajj Committee, has adopted the general emergency plan for this year’s Hajj season, to be implemented in participation with 33 government agencies.
The director general of Civil Defense, Lt. Gen. Sulaiman Al-Amr, stressed that this pilgrimage season’s plan was expanded upon in light of the results of last year’s pilgrimage season and the recommendations issued by the committee.
He said that the plans are continuously developed as directed by King Salman and the crown prince so as to ensure the security and safety of pilgrims.
He pointed out that the plan included measures to deal with emergency situations, highlighting the tasks and responsibilities of the departments and agencies involved. 


Muslim World League chief honored for strengthening ties between Islamic world, Russia

Updated 24 July 2019
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Muslim World League chief honored for strengthening ties between Islamic world, Russia

 

MOSCOW: The Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences has awarded the secretary-general of the Muslim World League (MWL), Dr. Mohammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, an honorary doctorate in recognition of his efforts to strengthen the relationship between the Islamic world and Russia.

Prof. Vitaly Naumkin, the director of the institute, who represents one of the most well-known academic institutions in the world over the past 200 years, talked about Al-Issa’s career, noting that he has contributed to the promotion of cultural rapprochement among nations through his visits to countries and his connections with different cultures and religions.

Naumkin said that the principles of moderation adopted by the MWL and its secretary-general contributed to the establishment of security in the world, noting that these principles addressed extremism and violence.

The honorary doctorate was given to Al-Issa for his services in the development of Islamic jurisprudence and improving official and popular relations between Russia and the Islamic world, he said.

The MWL secretary-general said that he was proud to receive the honorary doctorate from an institute that is well-known for its dedication and neutrality.

He also praised the Russian Federation’s care for Arab and Islamic culture and its keenness to communicate with the Muslim world, learn its language and understand its culture.

Al-Issa considered the award to be motivation to work on promoting cultural communication and exchange between the Islamic world and Russia.

He said that the institute has contributed to changing the stereotype of Orientalism in the Muslim world and has encouraged cultural communication between nations and peoples.

The ceremony was attended by representatives of the Russian presidency, the Duma and the Senate, as well as high-ranking diplomats, senior academics of Orientalism, religious leaders and a group of researchers and students.