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
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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