Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Chairs Cabinet s Session

Tuesday 1438/12/28 - 2017/09/19
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Jeddah, Dhu-AlHijjah 28, 1438, September 19, 2017, SPA -- The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud chaired the Cabinet s session at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on Tuesday afternoon.

At the outset of the session, the King praised Allah Almighty that pilgrims performed their Hajj rituals easily, safely and in security, saying, We praise and thank Allah Almighty for honoring this country, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with the service of the Two Holy Mosques and the holy sites. Since the foundation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by late King Abdulaziz Al Saud, its Kings have been exploiting human and material potentials to serve the guests of Allah from pilgrims, Umrah performers and visitors. Every year since that date, the Kingdom continues the works of continuing development according to an integrated system aiming to further facilitation for pilgrims and their safety. The Kingdom will continue in that way emanating from the honor of the service of the Two Holy Mosques and their visitors which is a source of pride for the Kingdom and its citizens .

The King added, What has been expressed by pilgrims and officials from different countries of their appreciation and gratitude for the success of this year s Hajj season which showed an increase in the number of pilgrims by 26%, and what has been witnessed by pilgrims of large facilities and comprehensive services in the areas of security, health and organization, and free of diseases and epidemics, embody the blessed efforts exerted by princes, ministers, the chairman and members of the Supreme Hajj Committee, the governors of regions, all officials and personnel of civilian, military and national sectors participated in Hajj works. We thank and appreciate all for their efforts, dedication and sincerity in the service of pilgrims, praying to Allah Almighty to bless their efforts, accept pilgrims Hajj rituals, and perpetuate the homeland s blessings.

Then, the King briefed the Cabinet on the phone call made to President Donald Trump of the United States of America, and the outcomes of his meetings with Vice Premier of the State Council of the People s Republic of China Zhang Gaoli; Foreign Minister of Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov; and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono.

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