Nazir al-Hakim, Secretary-General of the Syrian Coalition and Head of the Supreme Hajj Committee, signed pilgrimage contracts for the upcoming hajj season with the Ministry of Hajj in Saudi Arabia for all Syria’s quota of pilgrims this year. The contract will allow 18,000 Syrians to perform hajj for the 2018 season.
A delegation of the Supreme Hajj Committee concluded an official eight-day visit to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday. The delegation met with Dr. Abdul Fattah bin Suleiman Mishat, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Minister of Hajj and Umrah in and a number of officials in the ministry.
The delegation praised the hospitality, effective management, and care the Kingdom provides every year to Hajj pilgrims in general and Syrian pilgrims in particular.
The Committee has overseen the hajj journeys by Syrians’ pilgrims for the sixth consecutive year. Around 15,000 Syrians performed hajj last year.
The Committee receives applications for hajj in its offices in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Syria’s north as well as in its branch offices in the UAE, Qatar and Kuwait. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)