Holy Kaaba to be adorned with new 'Kiswa' on Wednesday

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A new Kiswah will be draped on the Holy Kaaba in Makkah on Wednesday evening. (SPA)
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The presidency said the Kiswah will be transported from the King Abdel Aziz Complex to the Grand Mosque using a fleet. (SPA)
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Updated 28 July 2020

Holy Kaaba to be adorned with new 'Kiswa' on Wednesday

  • The presidency said the Kiswah will be transported from the King Abdel Aziz Complex to the Grand Mosque

JEDDAH: A new Kiswa will be draped on the Holy Kaaba in Makkah on Wednesday evening, in a tradition carried out every year before the Muslim feast of Eid al-Adha.

Saudi officials at the General Presidency of the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet's Mosque will perform the task, Saudi Press Agency reported. 

The presidency said the Kiswa — a silky black cover embroidered with golden threads — will be transported from the King Abdel Aziz Complex to the Grand Mosque using a fleet, taking all the necessary precautions imposed by health authorities to fight the spread of coronavirus. 

The fleet consists of a truck designed especially to transport the Kiswah, where it is coated from the inside with a special material to protect it from tearing or damage.


G20 trade and investment ministers discuss COVID-19 response under Saudi Arabia's presidency

Updated 22 September 2020

G20 trade and investment ministers discuss COVID-19 response under Saudi Arabia's presidency

RIYADH: The trade and investment ministers of the G20 nations met on Tuesday under the presidency of Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia's Minister of Commerce Majid Al-Qasabi told the meeting that measures adopted by the G20 in May were "critical for sustaining the flow of essential goods and services across borders and limiting the human toll of the pandemic."

Khalid Al-Falih, Saudi Arabia's minister of investment, said the collective G20 response to COVID-19 had started to deliver early signs of a "resilient, and stable economic recovery."