Kuwait was allocated eight thousand Hajj pilgrims this year.
17 January 2023, 12:00 AM
28 February 2023, 12:00 AM
Kuwait’s Justice Minister and Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs and Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Hajj and Umrah signed on Monday a Hajj agreement allocating some 8,000 pilgrims from Kuwait.
The Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia will return to pre-pandemic levels this year after restrictions saw the annual religious commemoration curtailed over concerns about the coronavirus, authorities say.
The deal for the year 1444 of the Hijri calendar was signed by Minister Abdulaziz Al-Majid of Kuwait, also State Minister for Integrity Promotion, and Minister Tawfeeq Al-Rabiah of Saudi Arabia.
It was reached as Minister Al-Majed was attending the 2023 Hajj and Umrah Services conference and exhibition in response to an invitation from the Saudi government. During the event, the minister was briefed on the services provided to pilgrims across various sectors, namely transportation and catering.