Families of Egyptian martyrs praise Saudi hospitality during Hajj

1,000 pilgrims from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Hajj and Umrah Program, accompanied by martyrs, and Egyptian security officers, left Madinah on Monday. (SPA)
Updated 29 August 2018

Families of Egyptian martyrs praise Saudi hospitality during Hajj

  • The mission has extended thanks to King Salman for hosting them at his own expense to perform the ritual, stressing the depth of relations between the two countries

JEDDAH: The mission of the families of the martyrs and wounded from the Egyptian armed forces and police, who performed this year’s Hajj within the Guests of King Salman for Hajj and Umrah Program, has commended the warm hospitality of Saudi Arabia.

The mission has extended thanks to King Salman for hosting them at his own expense to perform the ritual, stressing the depth of relations between the two countries.

In a recent report from the General Directorate of Passports, the number of pilgrims who left Saudi Arabia reached more than 176,572 until Monday. The directorate said that the number of pilgrims leaving via land crossings reached 27,743; 145,950 pilgrims by air and 2,879 by sea. 

The total number of pilgrims who arrived in Madinah after performing Hajj rituals reached 148,431 pilgrims. 


Saudi Arabia among top 10 in UN’s e-commerce index

Updated 09 December 2019

Saudi Arabia among top 10 in UN’s e-commerce index

  • The index ranked the Kingdom 49th in the global ranking

RIYADH: The UN e-commerce index ranked Saudi Arabia among the top 10 countries in the e-commerce sector. 

The index, issued by the UN Conference on Trade and Development, ranked the Kingdom 49th in the global ranking, rising three places in the general index.

The report indicated that the improvement achieved by the Kingdom came from two criteria: The proportion of Internet use — which has risen to 93 percent — and the rising postal reliability standard.

Saudi Minister of Communications and Information Technology Abdullah bin Amer Al-Sawaha said that this achievement came as a result of unlimited support from the leadership.

He added that the ministry works with partners to develop the Kingdom’s digital capabilities to invest in the growth of future projects in order to achieve the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 reform plans.