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Global - October 10, 2022

Saudi Hajj Minister met Egyptian Interior Minister,  discuss 2023 Hajj preparations

 

 

Cairo: Egyptian Interior Minister Mahmoud Tawfiq spoke to Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Hajj and Umrah Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah to discuss how the two ministries can work together to plan the #Hajj season. Al-Rabiah is leading an important delegation from Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah to Cairo.

 

Tawfiq welcomed the visit of the Saudi minister to Cairo along with the delegation accompanying him because of the long-standing ties between the two countries.

 

Al-Rabiah expressed his gratitude for the efforts and administrative measures taken each year by the Egyptian Ministry of the Interior to plan, prepare and oversee the Egyptian Hajj mission.

 

He also expressed his desire to find a solution to the challenges faced by the Egyptian pilgrims during the Hajj season. Tawfiq praised the efforts of the state in assisting the pilgrims and giving them the care they needed.

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He emphasized the ministry’s desire to improve mechanisms for cooperation and consultation with the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, and to facilitate the performance of Hajj rituals by Egyptian pilgrims.

 

Following the Egyptian cabinet’s decision to start grouping Umrah flights on 1 October, the first Umrah flights from Egypt for that day, October 6, departed from Cairo International Airport.

 

According to Osama Khairi, a member of the Chamber of Tourism Companies General Assembly, the first Umrah tours were initiated, and each journey reached Mecca and Medina without incident.

 

“The success of the Umrah season this season was largely due to the Egyptian portal to Umrah,” he continued.

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