Saudi ready for receiving more than 5,000 pilgrims of martyrs families

Pilgrims arriving in Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj. (AFP)

Saudi Arabia announced on Wednesday that the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Hajj Guests Program, annually supervised by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance has completed its preparations for the reception of more than 5,000 guest pilgrims from all over the world, performing Hajj rituals this year.

The hosting program, ordered by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz, also includes the families of martyrs of Palestine, the Egyptian army and police, as well as the families of the martyrs of the Yemeni national and Sudanese armies.

On Saturday, King Salman announced that the kingdom will host 1,000 female and male pilgrims who are relatives of slain Egyptian security forces this Hajj season. Read more

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:53 - GMT 06:53