Saudi crown prince attends closing ceremony of camel festival 

Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (right) with the winners of the Crown Prince Camel Festival in Taif. (SPA)
Updated 16 September 2019

Saudi crown prince attends closing ceremony of camel festival 

TAIF: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman patronized the closing ceremony of the 2nd edition of the Crown Prince Camel Festival on Sunday.

The ceremony took place at the camel racing field in Taif, in the presence of princes, dignitaries and guests of the festival from various Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.

Upon arrival, the crown prince was received by Prince Abdul Aziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, chairman of the General Sports Authority and Prince Fahd bin Jalawi bin Musaed, president of the Saudi Camel Federation.

Prince Abdul Aziz thanked King Salman and the crown prince for their continuous support for the athletes of the Kingdom.

He added that this year witnessed the participation of 13,377 camels.

Towards the end of the ceremony, the crown prince distributed prizes to the winners of the camel races.


Saudi minister receives head of Iranian Hajj organization

Updated 4 min 49 sec ago

Saudi minister receives head of Iranian Hajj organization

  • A treaty was signed related to the arrival of Iranian pilgrims

MAKKAH: The Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umrah Mohammed Salih Bentin received today in his office in Makkah Ali Reza Rashidian, head of the Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization in Iran in preparation of the upcoming season.
The meeting was attended by Abdulfattah bin Sulaiman Mashat, deputy minister for Hajj and Umrah in the Kingdom, and a number of Saudi officials.
Bentin and Rashidian signed a treaty related to the arrival of Iranian pilgrims.
Bentin confirmed in a press conference “the keenness of the government of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to provide all necessary facilities for pilgrims coming from around the world.”
In addition, he expressed his thanks to Iranian pilgrims and their cooperation during the last Hajj season, and their dedication to their religious rituals, serenity and peace.
Rashidian expressed his thanks for the reception and hospitality, and expressed his best wishes for the success of the upcoming Hajj season, as was the case in previous years.