The Supreme Hajj Committee held a technical meeting with officials in the Turkish Foreign Ministry to discuss a mechanism for the transit of Syrian pilgrims from the liberated areas through the Turkish border crossings to the holy sites in Saudi Arabia. The meeting was attended by Secretary-General Abdel Baset Abdel Latif.
The meeting also brought together Salim Al-Khatib, member of the Committee, deputy directors of Hajj Abdul Khaleq Darwish and Muhammad Al-Araj, and director of the Committee’s office in Gaziantep Abdul Ilah Abdo.
Abdel Latif thanked Turkey for its firm stances in defending the Syrian people and their cause as well as for providing facilitations for all Syrians, including Syrian pilgrims. He expressed the hope that these facilitations will continue for the eighth consecutive year.
The Committee begun the reception of applications for the Hajj pilgrimage for the 2020 season (1441 Hijri) in early January. Registration ended on February 13.
Established by the Coalition, the Committee provides its services for the eighth consecutive year to all Syrian citizens wishing to perform the Hajj pilgrimage. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)