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King Salman Renames Makkah Residential Project as Al-Faisaliah | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques receives princes, ministers and citizens. SPA photo

Jeddah- Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz gave the name of Al-Faisaliah to the residential and administrative project in Makkah in recognition of the late King Faisal’s care for Makkah. 

The Saudi king was on Tuesday briefed on the project which was earlier named Al-Salmaniyah.

He thanked his adviser Prince Khaled Al-Faisal for his efforts in developing Makkah, of which he is governor. 

In his speech, he said: “I am thankful to Prince Khalid for his efforts in Makkah and the development of the region as a whole. This city is part of the development between Makkah and Jeddah. This is not strange to Khalid as his father is the late King Faisal who was the king’s deputy in the Hijaz. This is evidence of the interest of this country in the two Holy Mosques in Makkah and Medina.”

“It is my honor as it was the honor of the ones before me to be custodians of the two holy mosques and whoever serves the two holy mosques, serves Islam and Muslims. 

“Our country – praise to Allah – is the starting point of Islam and the starting point of Arabism,” he added.

The event was attended by a number of ministers and officials.

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques received at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on Wednesday princes, ministers, scholars and a group of citizens who came to greet him.