955 pilgrims for this year’s Hajj season arrive in Saudi Arabia

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JEDDAH — The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah received 955 pilgrims from Indonesia and Bangladesh, representing pilgrims arriving from outside the Kingdom via King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah and Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Medina, as part of comprehensive preparations of all public and private institutions. serve pilgrims.

The Deputy Minister of Hajj and Umrah, Dr. Abdelfattah Bin Suleiman, noted that the government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman, has worked for months to mobilize all humanitarian and material efforts and capacities in order to provide the best services to pilgrims.

He pointed to the preparation of the ministry in cooperation with all government institutions to easily complete all procedures for pilgrims, starting with issuing visas, ensuring biological characteristics and sanitary conditions, and organizing transfer operations and accommodation in partnership with all institutions working on Hajj until their departure. of Saudi Arabia after performing their rituals.

He also welcomed delegates of 405 pilgrims from Bangladesh after a two-year hiatus due to the circumstances imposed by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, reiterating the ministry’s keenness to meet the demands and aspirations of pilgrims and to facilitate the procedures for performing their rituals. .

The first batch of this year’s Hajj season arrived via Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Medina on Saturday from Jakarta, comprising 450 pilgrims. — SPA

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