Faizel Patel, Radio Islam News - 31-05-2019
The Minister of Hajj and Umrah in Saudi Arabia says the Kingdom does not discriminate against any person that wants to perform hajj or umrah regardless of their different cultures and languages.
Saudi Gazette reports that Mohammed Benten says the Kingdom welcomes the arrival of Muslims from across the globe and extends all facilities and services to enable them to perform their rituals in ease and comfort.
The minister made the remarks during a press conference in Makkah on Tuesday night.
Benten, who is also chairman of the Guests of God Service Program, says that the program, which consists of over 130 initiatives, would bring about a further qualitative leap in the facilities and services being offered to the Hajj and Umrah pilgrims.
“Being one of the programs of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, the program received great attention from King Salman and big support from Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, so as to ensure the best ever possible facilities and services for the pilgrims.”
Benten says more than 32 government and hundreds of private agencies will take part in implementing the program that facilitates and harnesses all potentials in the services of the Guests of God.
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman launched the program in Makkah on Tuesday.