Tuesday, June 22

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Holds Annual Reception for Heads of State, Islamic Dignitaries who Performed Hajj Rituals 2 Mina

At the outset of the reception, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques shook hands with President Alassane Ouattara of the Republic of CAte d'Ivoire; Vice-President of the Republic of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia; Vice President of the Republic of Somaliland, Abdirahman Abdullahi Ismail Zeili'ii; Cote d'Ivoire's Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly; Chechen Prime Minister Muslim Khuchiyev; Chechen Parliament Speaker Magomed Daudov; Afghan Parliament Speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi; Libyan Minister of Defense Uhida Najem; Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Jaafari; Director of the Office of the President in charge of the Defense of the Comoros, Yousuf Mohamed Ali; Minister of Defense of Sudan Awad Mohammed bin Auf; Head of Ruling Party of Mauritius Shaukat Sodhen; Egypt's Grand Mufti Shawqi Allam and senior officials from a number of Islamic countries.

The reception started with a recitation of verses of the Holy Quran.

Source: Saudi Press Agency