Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, also Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, has patronized the annual ceremony to review the Haj (Pilgrimage) Security Forces and the agencies involved in Haj affairs.
The forces and the agencies are participating in the implementation of the general plan for the 1438H (2017) Haj season. The ceremony was held at the Special Emergency Forces Camp in Makkah.
In his speech, Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz, the Minister of Interior and Chairman of the Supreme Haj Committee, expressed thanks and appreciation for the patronage by the Crown Prince of this occasion and highlighted Saudi Arabia’s services for the Guests of God.
The ceremony featured parades by the Haj Security Forces while an anti-terrorism drill was presented by the Special Emergency Forces.
Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz, the Minister of Interior and Chairman of the Supreme Hajj Committee, delivered a speech in which he expressed his thanks and appreciation for the patronage by the Crown Prince of this occasion and highlighted the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s service of pilgrims.
“Our men have proven in the field that they enjoy high professionalism and firm determination to perform their religious, national and humanitarian duties, with full recognition of the greatness of the responsibility at this place and time,” he said.
The Minister continued: “God has honored Saudi Arabia with servicing pilgrims and ensuring their security and comfort. This country prides itself, since the time of King Abdul Aziz, the founder of this country, and his righteous sons after him, on dedicating all capabilities to the service of pilgrims through the establishment of great projects in Makkah, Medina and the sacred sites. These efforts multiplied in the era of giving and development, the era of King Salman.”
Prince Abdul Aziz said the authorities’ efforts to make this Hajj season a success, and to provide security and comfort for pilgrims, come under the guidance and support of King Salman, the crown prince, and the governors of Makkah and Medina.
“May God reward the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and his crown prince for their great deeds in the service of Islam and Muslims, and may He help us serve pilgrims so they can perform their rites and return to their home countries safe and sound,” Prince Abdul Aziz added.”