Then, the Minister of Hajj and Umrah Dr. Mohammed Saleh bin Taher Bentin addressed the reception party, extending congratulations to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, HRH Crown Prince, pilgrims and the whole world, on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha, praying that may the Al-Mighty return it with bliss and blessing.
He pointed out that pilgrims from as many as 130 countries representing various languages, colors and ethnities, have performed the Hajj of this season.
Resorting to online transactions, he said, has made it easier to pilgrims, in terms of visa issuance, in addition to continuance and expansion in applying Makkah Road Initiative for the those intending to perform Hajj, in their homelands.
Serving pilgrims' program, a pillar included in the Kingdom Vision 2030, has launched 130 initiatives, in this regard, worth SR100, carried out by more than 32 departments, the minister added.
The royal audience was concluded with a luncheon banquet attended by Prince Khalid Al-Faisal bin Abdulaziz, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Governor of Makkah, who is also the Head of Hajj Central Committee, Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf bin Abdulaziz, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz, Prince Hussam bin Saud bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Baha Region, Prince Abdulaziz bin Sattam bin Abdulaziz, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Assir Region, Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Interior, who is also Chairman of the Hajj Higher Committee, Prince Badr bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Governor of Makkah Region, and other princes.
Source: Saudi Press Agency