On behalf of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior, who is also the Chairman of Hajj Supreme Committee, held at the Royal Court in Mina Palace yesterday the Annual Reception Ceremony for Heads of Hajj Missions who are performing Hajj rituals of this year.
At the outset of the reception, the Crown Prince shook hands with the heads of Hajj missions.
A speech ceremony was held on this occasion.
Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz Al Saud delivered the speech of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques in which he congratulated the pilgrims on Eid Al-Adha, praying to Allah Almighty to accept their Hajj and forgive their sins, and wishing the Islamic nation security, peace and prosperity. He also thanked Allah Almighty for enabling the pilgrims to perform Hajj rituals in peace and comfort.
'The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia gives priority to the service of the Two Holy Mosques. Since the reign of the founder late King Abdulaziz until this day, the Kingdom has developed this service by mobilizing all financial and human capabilities. Thanks to Allah Almighty, the Kingdom has succeeded in providing high level services in terms of organization, health and safety, despite the challenges of space and increased number of pilgrims,' the King said.
'The rapid challenges faced by the Islamic nation require us all to be aware of future risks and to realize that factors of conflict, division and rift in the great Islamic house will only lead to chaos and weakness and will serve the nation's enemies,' the King added, calling on the leaders and peoples of the Islamic nation to take their historical role and choose the path of unity.