Saudi Arabia welcomes all Muslim pilgrims: Hajj minister

Hajj and Umrah Minister Dr. Mohammed Salih Bentin.(SPA)
Updated 31 May 2019

Saudi Arabia welcomes all Muslim pilgrims: Hajj minister

MAKKAH: Saudi Arabia welcomes any Muslim pilgrims from all over the world without discrimination, said Hajj and Umrah Minister Dr. Mohammed Salih Bentin.

The Kingdom is ready to provide facilities and services to enable pilgrims to perform their rituals with ease and tranquillity, he added.

On Tuesday, King Salman inaugurated the Guests of God Service Program, which features more than 130 initiatives. 

The program aims to offer the finest services at all levels, and manage Saudi archaeological and cultural sites to enrich pilgrims’ experience.

Bentin praised the cooperation of the various bodies concerned with Hajj and pilgrims’ affairs, and their keenness to facilitate their access to the Two Holy Mosques and their movement between the holy sites. 


Egyptian envoy meets Saudi foreign minister

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan receives Egyptian Ambassador Ahmed Farouk Mohammed Tawfik in Riyadh on Monday. (SPA)
Updated 19 November 2019

Egyptian envoy meets Saudi foreign minister

  • The foreign minister appreciated the outgoing envoy’s efforts in strengthening the ties between Saudi Arabia and Sudan

RIYADH: Egyptian Ambassador Ahmed Farouk Mohammed Tawfik called on Saudi Foreign Minister  Prince Faisal bin Farhan in Riyadh on Monday. They reviewed bilateral relations and ways to enhance them. They also discussed issues of mutual interest.
The foreign minister also held a separate meeting with Mexican Ambassador-designate Anibal Toledo. He presented a copy of his credentials to Prince Faisal prior to submitting them to King Salman.
Sudanese Ambassador Abdulazim Al-Sadiq Al-Karoori called on Prince Faisal bin Farhan to bid him farewell. The foreign minister appreciated the outgoing envoy’s efforts in strengthening the ties between Saudi Arabia and Sudan.