On behalf of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince and Prime Minister Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud held, today, at the Royal Court in Mina Palace, the annual reception for state officials, dignitaries, and guests of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. , guests of government agencies, heads of delegations and pilgrims affairs offices who performed Hajj this year.
At the beginning of the ceremony, the Crown Prince, King of Malaysia, King Abdullah, shook hands with the President of the Republic of Senegal, President Macky Sall, the President of the Republic of Bangladesh, Muhammad Shihab al-Din, the President of the Republic of Pakistan, Arif Alvi, the Vice President of the Republic of the Maldives, Faisal Nassim, and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Egypt. Al-Arabiya Mustafa Madbouly, the Prime Minister of Lebanon, Muhammad Najib Azmi Mikati, the Prime Minister of Somalia, Hamza Abdi Berri, the Prime Minister and Prime Minister of Niger, Ohamoudou Muhammadu, the Prime Minister of the State of Palestine, Muhammad Shtayyeh, and their Excellencies the Speakers of Parliament in a number of Islamic countries .
Then the speech ceremony prepared for this occasion began with the recitation of verses from the Holy Quran.
His Highness the Crown Prince delivered a speech on this occasion, the text of which is as follows:
In the name of God, the most gracious, the most merciful
Dear brothers and sisters, pilgrims to the Sacred House of God:
May the peace, blessings, and mercy of God be upon you:
We are pleased, on behalf of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, may God protect him, to greet you from the vicinity of the Sacred House of God, and to congratulate the pilgrims of the House of God and the Islamic nation on the blessed Eid al-Adha, asking the Lord Almighty to accept good deeds from us and from you and the pilgrims of his house, and to make Their pilgrimage is accepted, their efforts commended, and their sins forgiven.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, since its establishment, has honored the Lord Almighty to serve the Two Holy Mosques and take care of them, and has made this at the forefront of its interests, and has taken all efforts and harnessed all capabilities to provide comfort and reassurance to the guests of Rahman.
We ask God Almighty to perpetuate safety and security for us and the Islamic Ummah, just as we ask Him to grant the pilgrims of His House success to complete their rituals in these blessed days and to return them to their homes safely.
Happy new year.
Peace, mercy and blessings of God.
His Excellency the Minister of Hajj and Umrah, Chairman of the Program Committee for Serving the Guests of the Most Merciful, Dr. Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah, delivered a speech in which he said: “We thank God for making it easy for the pilgrims to perform their rituals with ease, safety and reassurance, and this is the result of God’s success, then the support and guidance of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud – may God protect him – and His Highness the Crown Prince’s careful follow-up to everything that contributes to the comfort and safety of the guests of Rahman.
He pointed out that the pilgrims of the Sacred House of God enjoy a package of quality services at all stations of their spiritual journey, which work has begun to prepare since the end of the Hajj season last year, and it is honored to be provided by more than forty government sectors with effective participation and complementarity, led by the sons and daughters of this benevolent country, based on Their religious and national responsibility towards the Two Holy Mosques and their pilgrims, and as an extension of the honor and the authentic historical commitment of our country, leadership and people, within ambitious transformational projects led by the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.
He added, based on the directives of His Highness the Crown Prince and his continuous follow-up to translating the objectives of the Service Program for the Guests of Rahman to facilitate access to the Two Holy Mosques, perform Umrah and visit for all Muslims, by simplifying procedures, developing visa systems and digitizing them on a unified platform in several languages, which resulted in this year achieving the highest historical number. The number of pilgrims coming to the Kingdom exceeded ten million.
Dr. Al-Rabeeah explained that this year, for the first time, fair competition was opened in the service of pilgrims abroad, and the implementation of the Makkah Route initiative was expanded, which has so far benefited seven countries, and has served more than 400,000 pilgrims since its launch.
His Excellency indicated that it is to enrich the religious and cultural experience of Umrah pilgrims and visitors, and in coordination with partners, work is underway to rehabilitate Islamic historical sites and enrichment destinations, as in the next few years more than 100 historical sites and exhibitions related to the Prophet’s purified biography will be inaugurated, and human competencies will be invested. Which serves the pilgrims in the three sectors: governmental, private, and non-profit.
After that, I delivered the speech of the Muslim World League for this year, delivered by Sheikh Muhammad Al-Hafiz Al-Nahwi, in which he appreciated the efforts made by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in managing the Hajj seasons, serving the guests of Rahman, and raising them to high levels of modernization and renewal.
He praised the support and empowerment of the Muslim World League from the Kingdom and the crystallization of its role worldwide to serve Islam and Muslims, as well as the transformation of the Makkah Document in the path of the nation’s scholars to become a scientific and intellectual beacon that the world can be proud of, and an educational curriculum and training material in religious institutions for the world. Islamic.
Then the Jordanian Minister of Awqaf, Islamic Affairs and Holy Sites, Dr. Muhammad bin Ahmed Al-Khalayleh, delivered a speech to the heads of Hajj affairs offices, in which he expressed his thanks, pride and appreciation for the great efforts made by the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and His Highness His faithful crown prince – may God protect them both – to serve the pilgrims of the Sacred House of God, and enable them to perform their duty easily and easily.
Today, he added, we are witnessing the great achievements made by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to receive pilgrims, serve them, and support them, and among the greatest blessings of God Almighty upon Muslims is that He has provided for them brothers who do for them everything that facilitates their journey and residence to perform the religious duty, indicating that the Kingdom is the pillar of the house for Islam by embracing the holy sites of Muslims in Makkah Al-Mukarramah and Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah, where pilgrims from all over the world meet every year, to get to know each other, remember God, and draw closer to Him, the Almighty, through worship and supplication.
After that, everyone was honored to greet His Highness the Crown Prince.
At the end of the reception, everyone had lunch with His Highness the Crown Prince.
The reception was attended by Prince Turki bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz, Prince Mansour bin Saud bin Abdulaziz, Prince Saud bin Saad bin Abdulaziz, Prince Sattam bin Saud bin Abdulaziz, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz, Prince Dr. Bandar bin Abdullah bin Turki, and Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz, Prince Miteb bin Saud bin Saad, Special Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Prince Dr. Muhammad bin Salman bin Muhammad, Advisor at the Royal Court Prince Dr. Turki bin Saud bin Muhammad, and Prince Dr. Saud bin Salman bin Muhammad, Prince of Al-Baha Region, Prince Dr. Hussam bin Saud bin Abdulaziz, Prince Nawaf bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz, Prince Mansour bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz, Prince Abdulaziz bin Ahmed bin Abdulaziz, Prince Dr. Bandar bin Salman bin Muhammad, Prince Khaled bin Turki bin Faisal, and Prince Fahd bin Khalid bin Abdullah, Prince Saud bin Mishaal bin Abdulaziz, Prince Saud bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Minister of State and Cabinet member Prince Turki bin Muhammad bin Fahd bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Governor of Makkah Province Prince Badr bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, and Governor of Taif Prince Saud bin Nahar bin Saud bin Abdulaziz, the Assistant Undersecretary of the Emirate of Makkah Al-Mukarramah Region for Rights, Prince Faisal bin Muhammad bin Saad, the Governor of Jeddah, Prince Saud bin Abdullah bin Jalawi, the Minister of Sports, Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz, and the Minister of Interior, Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz, Assistant Chief of General Intelligence Prince Bandar bin Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Minister of National Guard Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Prince Abdullah bin Khalid bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Prince Saud bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, and Prince Saud bin Turki bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Prince Mishaal bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Royal Prince Saad bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Prince Mashhour bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Prince Abdul Majeed bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Prince Sultan bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, and Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah.