2007 News Story

King Abdullah hosts distinguished Hajj guests in Mina

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz held his annual reception for distinguished visitors performing the Hajj this year in Mina today.

Guests included Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad, Malaysian King Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin, Mauritanian President Sidi Ould Sheikh Abdallahi, President of the Maldives Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, Tanzanian Vice President Dr. Ali Mohammed Shein, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Dr. Fakhruddin Ahmed and the Prime Minister of Guinea, Lansana Kouyate.

Also today, King Abdullah held a separate meeting with President Abdallahi of Mauritania to discuss Arab and international issues as well as areas of bilateral cooperation.