Egypt’s El-Sisi wishes Saudi Arabia’s King Salman a speedy recovery

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Updated 22 July 2020

Egypt’s El-Sisi wishes Saudi Arabia’s King Salman a speedy recovery

  • King Salman received similar calls from the Jordanian and Bahraini kings

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman received a phone call on Tuesday from Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to inquire about his health.
El-Sisi said he hoped the king would have a speedy recovery.
King Salman received similar calls from Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, wishing him health and wellness.
The king thanked them for their calls and concern.


Saudi Arabia to launch app for Umrah pilgrims

Updated 21 September 2020

Saudi Arabia to launch app for Umrah pilgrims

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is launching an online application that allows citizens, residents, and visitors to apply for Umrah pilgrimage.
The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said the move is part of digitalization efforts undertaken by the Kingdom. 
The ministry also released details on how it plans to gradually allow pilgrims to apply and reserve a specific time and date for Umrah in a bid to avoid overcrowding. 
The national project aims to save time and reduce costs and burdens on government agencies.
The online process will provide information to complete government procedures, in addition to raising security levels and preserving government documents.
The step comes within measures taken by the ministry to keep pace with the digital transformation under the Kingdom's Vision 2030 reform program.
It said a total of 54 government agencies are set to benefit from the system.