Ministry of Hajj and Umrah launches the Umrah weekly indicator

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Muslim worshippers circumambulate around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Makkah, in this August 17, 2018 photo. (AFP)
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Muslim worshippers pray around the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Makkah on August 16, 2018. (AFP)
Updated 16 September 2018

Ministry of Hajj and Umrah launches the Umrah weekly indicator

  • The agent should be contracted from the beginning of the season to avoid irregularities and its eligibility to work with the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah
  • The number of Umrah companies in Saudi Arabia will increase from 48 to 700 to meet the Kingdom’s vision of increasing Umrah and Hajj pilgrims to 30 million by 2030


King Salman to deliver annual policy speech at Saudi Shoura

Al-Asheikh reviewed the Shoura Council’s accomplishments during the third year of the seventh session. (SPA)
Updated 12 min 15 sec ago

King Salman to deliver annual policy speech at Saudi Shoura

  • Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh reviewed the Shoura Council’s accomplishments during the third year of the seventh session

RIYADH: King Salman on Wednesday will deliver his annual speech to the Shoura Council, which sheds light on the Kingdom’s national and foreign policies, at the opening of the fourth year of the council’s seventh session.
In a press statement, Speaker of the Saudi Shoura Council Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh said the Shoura Council receives the support of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, empowering it to take part in the development of the Kingdom in line with Vision 2030, where the council seeks to implement the vision’s programs according to its main two functions: Regulatory and legislative.
Al-Asheikh reviewed the Shoura Council’s accomplishments during the third year of the seventh session. He said: “Thanks to the support of the wise leadership and the council’s cooperation with the Cabinet, ministries and governmental bodies, the council was able to achieve significant accomplishments, where it held 65 sessions and issued 262 decisions that were referred to King Salman, to serve our dear country and guarantee welfare and prosperity for our people.”