The representative office of the Kurdish National Council in the Iraqi Kurdistan region received a delegation from the Hajj office to discuss the preliminary preparations for the upcoming Hajj season.
The meeting brought together Head of the representative office Kawa Azizi, member of the office Raman Mulla, representatives of the Kurdish National Council in the Syrian Opposition Coalition Shallal Kaddo and Imad Barho, director of the Hajj office in the region Abdul Ilah Kalash and his deputy Jawad Habash.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia had earlier announced it would organize Hajj for this year, two years after the hajj pilgrimage was suspended for non-residents due to the covid-19 outbreak. Syria’s quota was set at 10,186 pilgrims for the 2022 season.
Representatives of the Kurdish National Council pointed to the importance of coordination between the two sides in order to facilitate the application of wishing pilgrims. They said they would convey the demands of the Hajj Office to the Syrian Supreme Hajj Committee as soon as possible.
The two sides stressed the importance of facilitating the hajj journey for pilgrims and not to discriminate between pilgrims residing inside or outside Syria.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)