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Nw: ‎Saudi Arabia targets 2 mln pilgrims this one year: Official

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Amr Almaddah, Deputy Minister for Hajj and Umrah Companies

Saudi Arabia objectives to host almost two million pilgrims one day of Hajj this one year, with 90% foreigners, Al-Madina newspaper reported, citing Amr Almaddah, Deputy Minister for Hajj and Umrah Companies.

As the country permits the form of Hajj pilgrims to return to pre-pandemic stage, it targets 1.8 million international and 200,000 domestic pilgrims, at the side of Saudis and residents, the Deputy Minister acknowledged.

The Royal Rate for Makkah City and Holy Web sites finalizes the infrastructure works, Almaddah acknowledged, adding that the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah hopes to make a choice the form of pilgrims to roughly 4.5 million.

Almaddah indicated that the step objectives to enable the largest form of Muslims to hotfoot to the holy web sites, highlighting the rising world query, as there are almost 1.6 billion Muslims around the world making an strive to search out to participate in the Hajj. He also illustrious that it is tense for the Kingdom to fulfil these ranges of query.

“Upon the finalization of the infrastructure works, we might possibly well well also amplify the form of domestic pilgrims, but no longer at the an analogous stage of the international worshippers,” he added.

Earlier, Saudi Minister of Hajj Tawfig Al Rabiah acknowledged the form of pilgrims participating in this one year’s Hajj will return to pre-pandemic ranges, Argaam reported.


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