2004 News Story

Jordan’s King Abdullah visits Kingdom to perform umrah

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd bin Abdulaziz received in Makkah on Saturday King Abdullah II of Jordan, who left the Kingdom yesterday after performing Umrah (the minor pilgrimage). Deputy Prime Minister and Commander of the National Guard Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdulaziz also received the Jordanian King, and gave an iftar (Ramadan breakfast) in his honor, attended by Second Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense and Aviation and Inspector General Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz and a number of princes and ministers.

Several other world leaders have also come to Makkah to perform umrah, including Sultan Hasanal Bolkiah of Negara Brunei Darussalam; President of Senegal Abdoulaye Wade; Prime Minister of Djibouti Dileita Mohammed Dileita; and Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh Khaleda Zia.