Saudi minister of Hajj and Umrah Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, left, with Tunisia’s Minister of Religious Affairs of Tunisia Ibrahim Chaibi. (SPA)
Saudi Arabia is committed to helping Tunisian pilgrims perform their religious obligations, the minister of Hajj and Umrah has said.
Tawfiq Al-Rabiah made the assurance during a visit to Tunisia, where he met with ministers, state leaders as well investors in the Hajj and #Umrah sector.
“We worked to facilitate the procedures for the arrival of our Tunisian brothers to Makkah and Madinah, and to increase the number of flights between the two countries to enrich their faith and cultural experience,” the Saudi official said on social media.
Saudi Arabia has inaugurated a visa-issuing Tasheer center and Nusuk platform in Tunisia to facilitate visa procedures and enhance services for Tunisian pilgrims.
Al-Rabiah also said that flag carrier Saudia has offered a special 15 percent discount for Tunisian pilgrims and Umrah performers, and is working with authorities to open direct flights to Jeddah from various Tunisian cities, including Djerba island.
SOURCE: ARAB NEWS
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