Makkah governor urges Saudi Arabia’s population to redouble their efforts in facilitating Hajj pilgrims

Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal said ‘the service of pilgrims is entrusted to the people of this country,’ at the inauguration of the Hajj Panel’s fourth season. (AN Photo)
Updated 10 October 2019

Makkah governor urges Saudi Arabia’s population to redouble their efforts in facilitating Hajj pilgrims

  • Prince Khalid Al-Faisal encourages Saudi Arabia’s population to make every effort possible to assist Hajj pilgrims
  • Prince Khalid Al-Faisal: ‘Everyone is responsible for providing services to the pilgrims, where we have the honor to host them’

JEDDAH: Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, adviser to King Salman and chairman of the Central Hajj Committee, urged Saudi Arabia’s population to redouble their efforts on behalf of pilgrims, ensuring the standard of Hajj services reached the highest level possible.
“The service of pilgrims is entrusted to the people of this country,” he said at the inauguration of the Hajj Panel’s fourth season. “Everyone is responsible for providing services to the pilgrims, where we have the honor to host them.”
Minister of Hajj and Umrah, Mohammed Saleh bin Taher Binten, praised Prince Khalid for his efforts and inspirational leadership in the service of pilgrims.
The minister thanked those who helped implement projects and initiatives that contributed to a qualitative leap in the standard of services to pilgrims.
“Smart” pilgrimage platforms, along with technical projects for transport and crowd management, helped improve the comfort and safety of pilgrims, he said.


Jackie Chan hopes to make films in Saudi Arabia

Jackie Chan thanked Saudi Arabia for inviting him to the country. (File/AFP)
Updated 20 October 2019

Jackie Chan hopes to make films in Saudi Arabia

  • Jackie Chan expressed hopes the Kingdom would become a leading center of regional film and television

DUBAI: Hong Kong martial artist and actors Jackie Chan, who was recently in Riyadh to accept a Joy Excellence award, is looking forward to filming movies in Saudi Arabia, Chinese press has reported.

The actor also told the crowd gathered at the Joy Forum19, which gathered entertainment promoters and industry pioneers along with global stars including Indian actor Shah Rukh Khan and Hollywood star Jean-Claude Van Damme, that he had found a location in the Kingdom to make another action film.

“It’s my first time in Saudi, and I know it’s a big country. After only a few hours [travelling] here and looking at locations I know there’s a good place for car chasing, explosions, action; so, next time, I hope to come back with my crew,” Chan said.

The movie legend also thanked Saudi Arabia for inviting him to the country, and expressed hopes the Kingdom would become a leading center of regional film and television.