Today, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Institute for Hajj and Umrah Research at Umm Al-Qura University launched the annual researchers meeting for the Ramadan season of this year, 1440 A.H., under the auspices of his Excellency the President of Umm Al-Qura University, Prof. Abdullah bin Omar Bafail, UQU vice presidents, and the relevant parties, in the research tent at the Institute headquarters in Al-Aziziyah.
The Acting Dean of the Institute, Dr. Ahmad bin Hatim Qadi, said in his speech that the Institute is honored to be a specialized scientific research body in the field of Hajj and Umrah and that it works together with the executive parties to achieve the aspirations of the rulers (may Allah safeguard them) to provide the finest services for pilgrims and remove all obstacles facing them. He indicated that the Institute will conduct 33 studies and programs during the current Ramadan season to be carried out jointly by all the research departments of the Institute in the administrative, humanitarian, environmental, health, engineering, urban, media, and information fields.
After that, the meeting's scientific program was presented by reviewing samples of the studies to be conducted during this season. The audience was then given the opportunity for interventions and discussions.
His Excellency the President of Umm Al-Qura University, Prof. Abdullah bin Omar Bafail, stressed in his speech that the university appreciates the efforts exerted by all the researchers and their assistants and is proud of the achievements of its expertise house (the Custodian of Two Holy Mosques Institute for Hajj and Umrah Research). He added that the achievements of the Institute can't be counted here as we are looking for more in this pioneering university which included the first university college in our beloved country. We recognize the value of scientific research and its positive impact on the leadership and prosperity of our nation as a noble end set by the rulers of this country (may Allah safeguard them), who exerted and still all that is precious to reap its fruits.
He also expressed the aspirations of everyone for all that is provided by the specialized researchers within the framework of discussing the scientific means and proposed alternatives to develop the environment of Hajj, Umrah, and visits in Makkah, Madinah, and the Holy Sites and setting the proper solutions to help the pilgrims perform their rituals in a convenient manner. He stressed the importance of making use of the outcomes and recommendations produced by such meetings, wishing to implement them on the ground in collaboration with the public and private sectors to benefit the service provider and receiver and meet the desires and aspirations of the rulers who are very keen to provide the best services for the pilgrims in line with Saudi Vision 2030.
At the end of the meeting, His Excellency the UQU President thanked Allah first for His Grace and Generosity in selecting the people of this country to serve the Two Holy Mosques and the guests of Allah. He then gratefully expressed appreciation for His Majesty the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz (may Allah safeguard him), and His Royal Highness the Crown Prince, Muhammad bin Salman (may Allah safeguard him), for the generous attention given by the wise government to all the services offered to the guests of Allah. Moreover, His Excellency praised the outstanding concrete efforts exerted by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Institute for Hajj and Umrah Research, and thanked the honorable guests for attending and participating in the meeting.
Next, His Excellency witnessed the signing of three memoranda of understanding between the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Institute for Hajj and Umrah Research, the General Directorate of Health Affairs in the Makkah Region, the UQU College of Pharmacy, and the Ekram Association for Grace Conservation. These memoranda are expected to have a great impact on the development of the research mechanisms of the Institute and the improvement of its outcomes.