Saudi King Salman washes Makkah’s sacred Kaaba
During his visit, the monarch also discussed expansion projects in Makkah
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz washed Sunday Makkah’s sacred Kaaba as part of a yearly tradition before the beginning of the Holy month of Ramadan.
The Kaaba is at the center of Islam's most sacred mosque, al-Masjid al-Haram.
King Salman, who was accompanied by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, was received by the Governor of Makkah, Prince Khalid Al-Faisal.
During his visit, the monarch also discussed expansion projects in Makkah and said that the move comes to respect “the commandments of [former] King Abdullah.”
He tasked Prince Khalid to follow up and prioritize all projects in Makkah.