Agreements, MoUs Inked During 4-Day Hajj Expo 2023 In Jeddah

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The second edition of Hajj Expo, held in Jeddah witnessed several agreements and memorandums of understanding (MoUs) between key entities, notably the General Authority for Awqaf, the Saudi Conventions and Exhibitions General Authority, and the King Salman Global Academy for Arabic Language.

According to a statement, more than 57 Hajj service agreements were also signed, regarding Hajj pilgrim numbers, dedicated plans for the arrival of pilgrims, and health requirements and procedural instructions.

The Hajj Expo which was held from Jan 9-12, 2023 featured 81 speakers from public and private sectors, as well as high-level delegations of ministers of religious affairs, heads of Hajj missions and higher authorities from over 57 countries.

Advisor to the custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and governor of Makkah region, Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, and governor of Madinah province, Prince Faisal bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, inaugurated the conference and exhibition on Hajj and Umrah ‘Hajj Expo’.

Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Hajj and Umrah, Dr Tawfiq Fawzan Al-Rabiah welcomed the esteemed guests, noting that Saudi Arabia’s top priority was to ensure pilgrims could perform Hajj and Umrah safely and securely by enhancing the digital capabilities of services.

He reiterated the ministry’s keenness to enrich the Hajj and Umrah experience by developing services and solutions and introducing enhanced regulations and procedures.

Hajj Expo discussed ways to enhance the quality of Hajj services in 10 keynote sessions, 13 panel discussions and ‘Hajj Talks’, as well as 36 workshops and other events and activities such as the Islamic exposition, Hajj and Umrah Challenge Area and the Startup Zone.

The expo aims at building an integrated and sustainable ecosystem of services and solutions to enhance the experience of pilgrims.

It also anticipates future directions and establish opportunities for collaborations, agreements, and local and international initiatives, while showcasing Saudi Arabia’s efforts to enhance the sustainable development of pilgrim services.

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