Saudi Arabia: We reject any attempt to politicize Hajj

Prince Mohammed bin Salman stressed the importance of providing the highest levels of comfort and safety for all the pilgrims. (AFP)

Saudi Arabia's Council of Ministers, chaired by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, held a meeting on Monday at the Salam Palace in Jeddah and stressed the importance of providing the highest levels of comfort and safety for all the pilgrims and Umrah goers, emphasizing in this context the Kingdom’s rejection for all the calls for the politicization of Hajj, whatever the case is.

The statement of the Council stated: “Pilgrims and Umrah goers are considered the delegation of Allah. If they pray to Allah he answers their prayers, and if they ask for forgiveness he forgives them.”

Prince Mohammed bin Salman briefed the council on the contents of the telephone call he received from French President Emmanuel Macron, during which both leaders reviewed the ways of combating terrorism and extremism and agreed on the need to exert more efforts to dry the sources of terrorism.

He also briefed them on the outcome of a recent meeting with the Iraqi Minister of Oil Eng. Jabber al-Luaibi, in which he reaffirmed the keenness of Saudi Arabia to stabilize Iraq and its determination to develop and strengthen relations in all fields in the interest of the peoples of the two countries.

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