King Salman arrives in Mina to oversee facilities for pilgrims

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King Salman at the Mina Palace on Saturday Aug. 10, 2019. (SPA)
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King Salman at the Mina Palace on Saturday Aug. 10, 2019. (SPA)
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King Salman at the Mina Palace on Saturday Aug. 10, 2019. (SPA)
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King Salman at the Mina Palace on Saturday Aug. 10, 2019. (SPA)
Updated 15 August 2019

King Salman arrives in Mina to oversee facilities for pilgrims

  • King Salman was received at Mina Palace by several senior officials, including Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif

MINA: King Salman arrived in Mina on Saturday to oversee facilities for Hajj pilgrims and ensure that they are comfortable.  

Almost 2.5 million Muslims from all over the world are participating in Hajj, one of the largest annual global gatherings.

On Saturday, pilgrims spent the day in Arafat where it rained heavily during the afternoon. After sunset, they made their way to Muzdalifah. 

Muslims who are not performing Hajj will celebrate the first day of Eid Al-Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice, on Sunday. 

King Salman was received at Mina Palace by several senior officials, including Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif.

 


King Salman meets Afghan president

Updated 4 min 27 sec ago

King Salman meets Afghan president

  • Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan reviewed relations between the two countries
  • Al-Jubeir also met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman received Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on Sunday.
The king welcomed the president and his delegation to Saudi Arabia, while Ghani expressed his happiness at visiting the Kingdom and his host.
During the meeting, they reviewed relations between the two countries, ways of developing and strengthening them in various fields and the latest developments in Afghanistan.
Later, the king hosted a luncheon in honor of his guest.
The meeting and luncheon were attended by Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, Saudi Minister of Commerce and Investment Dr. Majid Al-Qassabi, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir, and a number of senior Saudi and Afghan officials.
Ghani arrived in Jeddah on Saturday, and immediately went to perform Umrah as part of his trip.