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Prince Khalid Al-Faisal affirms smooth ascent of pilgrims on Mount of Arafat | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Arafat, SPA — Prince Khalid al-Faisal, the Governor of Makkah region, and Head of the Hajj central committee, followed up today the ascendance of the pilgrims to the Mount of Arafat.

He said in a statement that the ascendance of the pilgrims to Arafat was completed, adding that all pilgrims felt comfortable and stable in an atmosphere of strong faith and security.

He noted that the Saudi Government has exerted intensive efforts to enable the pilgrims perform their rituals in comfort and ease.

Prince Khalid reiterated that all the services and facilities needed by the pilgrims are available in ample quantities notably the food stuffs and medical supplies.

The people in this country are recruited for the service of the pilgrims since their arrival until their departure after performing Hajj rituals, he said.

He pointed out that the Kingdom under the leadership of the Custodian of the two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz attaches a great importance to the service of the pilgrims and subsequently mobilizes all available potentialities to ensure their comfort.

Prince Khalid said the available reports prove that no major incidents, either traffic or security incidents, have taken place, and moreover the health condition of the pilgrims is excellent and no epidemic cases were reported.