Saudi Arabia concludes procedures for 18,000 Hajj, Umrah pilgrims from Syria

A Muslim pilgrim prays in front of the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque, during the minor pilgrimage, known as Umrah, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. (File photo: AP)

The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has concluded all arrangements for the arrival of about 18,000 Syrian pilgrims, accompanied by 850 members of the medical and administrative staff from the Syrian Office of pilgrim affairs.

The office finished all arrangements and annual contracts for the services and needs of Syrian pilgrims in Makkah, Medina, and other holy places and to cover all the pilgrims.

The Syrian pilgrims who have come during the past years applauded the services, care and facilities provided to them by the Government of Saudi Arabia.

The Ministry denied the allegations accusing Saudi Arabia of preventing Syrian citizens or other Muslims from performing Hajj and Umrah.   

2 mln pilgrims expected   

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia receives millions of pilgrims from various nationalities, sects and races and from all the countries of the world, in all circumstances and provide them with the services and facilities that enable them to perform Hajj rituals in a convenient, easy and secure manner, the statement said.

All the necessary arrangements for the Hajj season from more than 80 countries for Hajj pilgrimage have been completed in accordance with the parties concerned with the Hajj in those countries to organize the arrival of nearly two million pilgrims for the Hajj season this year.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:51 - GMT 06:51
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