2006 News Story

King Abdullah hosts Muslim dignitaries

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz hosted a reception in Mina today for Islamic dignitaries in the Kingdom to perform the Hajj as well as heads of Hajj missions.

In remarks upon the occasion, King Abdullah welcomed the dignitaries and stressed the importance of Muslim unity.

Guests included Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir, Sierra Leone's President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniya, and Iraqi Vice President Adel Abdulmahdi.