Sattam Al-Muzain, director of the Hajj and Umrah Affairs Department at the Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs, said the ministry presented several requests to the Saudi Ministry of Hajj recently," reported Al-Qabas daily. A number of requests were revealed by Al-Muzayen, including Kuwait's quota being increased to more than 8,000 pilgrims due to the high number of registrations on the electronic platform, as well as allowing Bedouns to participate in Umrah and Hajj.
The concerned Saudi authorities are currently studying these requests and will respond shortly. The inspection team assigned to the pilgrims' accommodations in Makkah completed their task on Thursday, he added. All official caravans have finalized their contracts with hotels and residential buildings, he said, insisting no serious observations have been made so far. In light of the Kingdom's 2030 Vision, Ambassador of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to Kuwait Prince Sultan bin Saad bin Khaled Al-Saud affirmed the high and prestigious position that women have achieved in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
On the occasion of International Women's Day, Prince Sultan bin Saad made the statement at a ceremony organized by the Saudi Arabian Embassy. The wife of the Prince, ambassadors, and heads of diplomatic missions and international organizations attended the event. He highlighted the remarkable progress Saudi women have made in recent years, enabling them to be active in all fields. Civil status, labor, social security, and other laws have been amended and issued for all members of society to equally contribute to the realization of the 2030 Vision.
He added: “Women account for 40 percent of scholarship students in the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques’ external scholarship program, whose beneficiaries exceeded half million students of both genders.” He went on to say: “Women in Saudi Arabia have received the attention of the wise leadership in terms of leading some sectors, as the Kingdom has six female ambassadors heading Saudi missions in several countries and 20 percent of the members of the Shura Council are women.”
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