RIYADH: King Salman received a number of princes, scholars and a group of citizens at a reception at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah.
The reception on Tuesday was also attended by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, ministers and senior officials.
A suhoor banquet was held.
On Tuesday, King Salman chaired the Cabinet session at Al-Salam Palace.
The Cabinet renewed a call to hold an international conference to support Yemen’s economy and provide oil derivatives.
Ministers reiterated the Kingdom’s support for the newly formed Yemeni presidential leadership council and its efforts to end the crisis in the war-torn country.
The Cabinet reviewed results of 151st meeting of Gulf Cooperation Council foreign ministers chaired by the Kingdom. The forum focused on regional and international issues, as well as efforts to combat terrorism.
Increasing this year’s Hajj capacity to 1 million pilgrims will enable the largest number of Muslims around the world to fulfil their religious duties, the Cabinet said.
Locally, the Cabinet commended a development project at Quba Mosque in Madinah. The project, the largest in the mosque’s history, will expand the building area to 50,000 square meters and increase its capacity to 66,000 worshippers.
It also praised the success of the national chartable campaign to collect donations securely and officially through the Ehsan platform.