JEDDAH: The 13th batch of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Program for Umrah and Visit guests performed Friday prayers at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah.
The guests — comprising 203 figures from eight African countries — thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the generous hospitality, services and facilities provided for them since they left their countries until their arrival in the Kingdom.
They are from Ethiopia, Senegal, Comoros, Djibouti, Mali, South Africa, Nigeria and Uganda. With the arrival of the 13th batch of guests, the total number has reached 2,803 from various countries since the start of the program.
Hajj and Umrah Minister Mohammed Saleh bin Taher Benten earlier received separately in Makkah the heads of the Iraqi, Malaysian and Nigerian Hajj delegations, in the presence of ministry officials.