After that, Director of Public Security and Head of the Hajj Security Committee General Khalid bin Qarar Al-Harbi delivered a speech in which he said:
"Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Supreme Commander of all Military Forces
His Royal Highness the Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence,
Dear Sheikhs and Excellencies,
May Allah's peace, mercy and blessing be upon you.
I have the honor to extend my sincere congratulations, on the occasion of Eid Al-Adh-ha, on behalf of members of Hajj Security Committee, leaders of Hajj Security and other participants in the implementation of the Hajj Security Plans for 1440 H. including the Ministry of Interior, State Security Presidency, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of National Guard, and General Intelligence Presidency.
We appeal to Allah to reward this occasion on You, the people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the Arab and Islamic nations with goodness and blessings. We thank Allah that pilgrims are pleased to perform their rituals with ease, security and satisfaction as they have enjoyed the services and facilities provided by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia around the clock.
The success of this year's Hajj security plans was achieved by the grace of Allah and, then, by Your patronage and constant care of the guests of Allah, under the directives of HRH the Crown Prince, and Minister of Interior who is also the Chairman of the Hajj Supreme Committee.
The continuous follow-up by the Advisor of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Governor of Makkah Region, who is also Chairman of Hajj Central Committee; and Governor of Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah Region, who is also Chairman of the Hajj and Visit Committee, has rendered a great help for the security men to perform their duties and implement the security plans with high professionalism for the sake of pilgrims security, safety and comfort.
I appeal to Allah to preserve our religion, homeland and holy places and enhance our ability under Your guidance, hoping that pilgrims complete their remaining rituals in ease, security and tranquility and to return to their homeland peacefully".
Source: Saudi Press Agency