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Mecca Governor: We serve pilgrims irrespective of regional conflicts

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Prince Khalid al-Faisal, governor of Mecca and head of the Saudi pilgrimage committee, said that the Kingdom has logged record numbers in the transport of pilgrims by buses and trains this year, reaching more than two million pilgrims.

During a press conference on Sunday, the governer said Saudi Arabia is open to all Muslims and does not prevent Iranians or others from entering.

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In an exclusive interview with Al Arabiya, the governor stated that Saudi Arabia is focused on providing the best services to pilgrims, away from the conflicts and crises in the region.

With regard to vision 2030 to increase the number of pilgrims and Umrah to 30 million, Prince Khalid hoped to keep up with the ambitions of the state.

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