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Muslim pilgrims pray around the holy Kaaba at the Grand Mosque ahead of the annual haj pilgrimage in Mecca September 21, 2015. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Saudi Arabia’s Governor of Makkah Region and Chairman of the Central Hajj Committee Prince Khalid Al-Faisal bin Abdulaziz affirmed the keenness of the Kingdom’s government to serve Hajj pilgrims, provide them with all possible services, ensure their comfort and make this journey to the Holy Land an easy and comfortable one, until they return, safely, to their homeland.

“This year witnessed a great effort and there was a thorough study of all previous experiences to facilitate this important journey of faith for all Muslims to this Holy Land,” the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) cited Prince Khaled as saying.

The pilgrims moved from Makkah to Mina on Wednesday, I went to Arafat this day very easily and all government agencies entrusted with the task of serving these holy lands did everything within their capacities, honesty and loyalty.

The results were impressive, stated the governor, and all roads witnessed great progress.

He pointed out that many groups and experts are working on solving some simple observations and that all comments received from them will be checked to identify the problems and work on solving them, in hopes of contributing to the development of Hajj and services provided.

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz commended cooperation and coordination among various agencies.

The King also praised that there are hundreds of millions of projects implemented in the fields of water, electricity, municipalities, transportation and other government services, in this field, in Makkah.

Prince Khalid Al-Faisal concluded that the Kingdom is striving to make the pilgrimage, eventually, a comfortable journey of faith, for all Muslims performing the holy rites.