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Jordanians with special needs to perform Umrah at Saudi king's expense

There are facilities and services for those who visit the Kaaba in general

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A group of people with special needs from Amman in Jordan headed to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to perform Umrah at Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz's expense and under the supervision of the Saudi embassy in Jordan.

Prince Khalid bin Faisal bin Turki, the Saudi ambassador in Jordan, said the Saudi embassy in Amman believes in the importance of helping people with special needs perform Umrah and it thus facilitated the pilgrimage.

The journey has been organized in cooperation with the Special Needs Child Care Charity Association in Irbid, Jordan, and the Medical Educational Center.

The Saudi embassy in Jordan said in a statement that there are facilities and services for those who visit the Kaaba in general as Saudi Arabia believes in the importance of serving the guests of God, adding that they fully look after people with special needs, the Saudi Press Agency reported.