The Supreme Hajj Committee announced that the first batch of intending Syrian pilgrims arrived in the city of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia coming from Hatay Airport, Turkey.
The Committee pointed out that 163 pilgrims landed in Jeddah airport on Friday. They entered the Turkish territory through Bab al-Hawa border crossing.
The Committee has been overseeing the affairs of the Syrian pilgrims for the sixth consecutive year, providing them with services and facilitations from the moment they obtain visas until they finish the hajj rites and came back home. It provides them with medical services during their stay in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
It is expected that Syria’s quota of pilgrims will increase to 18,000 this season. The Committee stressed that it provides services to all Syrians without any discrimination based on their places of residence or political affiliations.
The Syrian Coalition earlier praised the successful, fruitful and continuous cooperation between the Supreme Hajj Committee and the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The Coalition, on behalf of the Syrian people, extended its thanks and appreciation for the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the Saudi Government for their efforts to provide care and services for pilgrims as well as to cater for their needs in order to perform the hajj rituals smoothly and with ease.
The Committee receives applications for hajj in its offices in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and the Gulf countries. It also set up an office in Idlib in Syria’s north. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)