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Saudi Media Minister: Wide global coverage for Hajj operation foiled politicization agenda

Saudi Minister of Media Dr. Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad said that the wide global media coverage given for the great efforts made by Saudi Arabia in serving the Hajj pilgrims has foiled politicization agenda of the annual pilgrimage.

This came Friday during his speech at the ministry's annual ceremony to honor the media involved in covering the pilgrimage season, in the presence of the Sudanese Minister of Information Dr. Ahmed Bilal, former Egyptian Minister of Information Osama Heikal, and Director General of the Union of OIC News Agencies Issa Khaireh Robleh.

Al-Awwad underlined that the Ministry of Media, in its role to fulfil dissemination of this great event to all parts of the world, has launched 19 dedicated channels in six languages, published more than 1,000 articles, made 1352 announcements, established 7 media centers in Makkah, Jeddah, Madinah, and the holy sites, and facilitated 151 institutions from 27 countries in their coverage of Hajj.

Al-Awwad stated that the Kingdom is honored to serve the pilgrims, and that it will continue its efforts and harness all of its potentials to make following Hajj seasons a greater success.

The minister underlined that the Kingdom has opened its doors to receive pilgrims from all around the globe and provided them with the most comprehensive services without differentiating between any one of them.

On his behalf and on behalf of all media members, Al-Awwad thanked Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for their keenness in making the Kingdom's Hajj operation a resounding success.

He also extended his gratitude to all members of the Arab, Islamic, and international media delegations for their contribution to the success of the media coverage of the pilgrimage.

Source: International Islamic News Agency