Saudi minister receives head of Iranian Hajj organization

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Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umrah Mohammed Salih Bentin mety with Ali Reza Rashidian, head of the Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization in Iran in Makkah. (SPA)
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Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umrah Mohammed Salih Bentin mety with Ali Reza Rashidian, head of the Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization in Iran in Makkah. (SPA)
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Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umrah Mohammed Salih Bentin mety with Ali Reza Rashidian, head of the Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization in Iran in Makkah. (SPA)
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Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umrah Mohammed Salih Bentin mety with Ali Reza Rashidian, head of the Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization in Iran in Makkah. (SPA)
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Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umrah Mohammed Salih Bentin mety with Ali Reza Rashidian, head of the Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization in Iran in Makkah. (SPA)
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Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umrah Mohammed Salih Bentin mety with Ali Reza Rashidian, head of the Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization in Iran in Makkah. (SPA)
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Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umrah Mohammed Salih Bentin mety with Ali Reza Rashidian, head of the Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization in Iran in Makkah. (SPA)
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Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umrah Mohammed Salih Bentin mety with Ali Reza Rashidian, head of the Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization in Iran in Makkah. (SPA)
Updated 08 December 2019

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.


KSRelief launches prosthetics' center in Taiz

Updated 23 January 2020

KSRelief launches prosthetics' center in Taiz

TAIZ: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Wednesday launched an artificial limb center in Taiz, Yemen, providing high-quality prosthetics for up to 600 patients.

Abdulqawi Al-Mikhlafi, who is the deputy governor of Taiz, expressed his appreciation for the Kingdom’s generous support to Yemen across all sectors over the past few years, particularly in the areas of health, the environment and development.

Al-Mikhlafi said such efforts helped local authorities to deal with the many challenges they faced in providing comprehensive services to needy Yemenis.

He added that the Kingdom’s support reflected the deep historical and cultural ties between the people of Yemen and Saudi Arabia, and he praised the Kingdom for standing by the country and its government for more than 50 years.

Dr. Elan Abdul Haq, deputy governor of Taiz for health affairs, thanked KSRelief for its continued support for Taiz and Yemen, assistance he said had alleviated the suffering of millions of Yemenis during the ongoing conflict.

The head of the Artificial Limbs Center, Mansour Al-Wazei, announced that the center would begin receiving patients soon, providing vital aid to amputees for whom prosthetics meant regaining the ability to live full and productive lives.