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Mecca Governor: No Muslim prevented from entering the Grand Mosque

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Saudi Arabia has not prevented any Muslim from entering the Grand Mosque, advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Governor of Mecca region Prince Khalid Al-Faisal said on Wednesday during an iftar.

He said that Saudi Arabia will provide all the services and facilities needed for those visiting the mosque. The prince added that he does this round annually under the guidance of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosque King Salman bin Abdul Aziz.

During the holy month of Ramadan the Grand Mosque receives around 2.5 million people, he said. He expressed his gratitude towards the security forces and relevant parties for their effort in securing the mosque.

The iftar was attended by Deputy Governor of Makkah region Prince Abdullah bin Bandar, a number of princes and sheikhs, and security leaders involved in implementing specific plans inthe mosque.