At Mina Palace, a special reception was held, presided over by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, representing King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. The reception aimed to convey greetings and congratulations on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha to citizens, residents, and pilgrims. In his speech, the Crown Prince emphasized the significance of the Hajj pilgrimage and expressed his admiration for the military sectors, officials, and attendees for their unwavering efforts in serving and ensuring the security and comfort of the pilgrims.

Distinguished Gathering and Spiritual Ambiance

The reception witnessed the presence of a distinguished gathering, including Princes, the Grand Mufti of the Kingdom, senior scholars and sheikhs, GCC senior officials, ministers, military sector leaders, and participating scouts. The event commenced with a serene and spiritual atmosphere as Sheikh Dr. Abdulaziz bin Ali bin Noah recited verses from the Holy Quran.

Heartfelt Congratulations and Appreciation for Collective Efforts

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman extended heartfelt congratulations on behalf of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to the citizens, residents, and pilgrims on the blessed occasion of Eid Al-Adha. He expressed his pride and appreciation for the collective efforts of various state agencies involved in serving the pilgrims, ensuring their comfort, and safeguarding their security. The Crown Prince emphasized that these commendable endeavors were a source of great pride for the nation and reaffirmed the Kingdom’s commitment to continually facilitate the performance of Hajj.

Preserving Security and Peace

Acknowledging the sacrifices, acts of honour, and heroism displayed by the military sectors and officials in preserving the security of the country and its holy shrines, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman emphasized the nation’s resolute dedication to protecting its security, maintaining stability, and preserving its capabilities. He offered prayers to Allah for the country’s protection and blessed it with enduring security and peace.

The success of Hajj Security Plans and Organizational Excellence

During the reception, Lieutenant General Mohammad bin Abdullah Al-Bassami, the Director of Public Security and Chairman of the Hajj Security Committee, delivered a speech on behalf of the military sectors participating in the Hajj. He highlighted the exceptional honor bestowed upon the Kingdom in serving the pilgrims and guests of the Grand Mosque. Lieutenant General Al-Bassami emphasized the success achieved by this year’s Hajj security plans, which aligned with the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the Crown Prince. The plans were implemented under the direct supervision of the Minister of Interior, the Chairman of the Supreme Hajj Committee, the Governor of the Makkah Region, and the Governor of the Madinah Region. Their objective was to enhance security, maintain organizational excellence, and thwart any potential attempts to disrupt the Hajj.

Esteemed Dignitaries and Their Contributions

The reception witnessed the presence of several esteemed dignitaries, including the Special Adviser to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Adviser at the Royal Court, Prince Dr. Turki bin Saud bin Mohammed, Adviser to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Prince Mishaal bin Majid bin Abdulaziz, Adviser at the Royal Court, Prince Bandar bin Khalid bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz, Minister of State and Cabinet Member, Prince Turki bin Mohammed bin Fahd bin Abdul.

Source: SPA

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