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Consular Team to Visit S. Arabia

Consular Team to Visit S. ArabiaConsular Team to Visit S. Arabia

A delegation of Foreign Ministry representatives tasked with providing consular services to hajj pilgrims will soon travel to Saudi Arabia, a senior official announced.

Speaking to Tasnim News Agency on Monday, Hamid Mohammadi, the head of Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization, said the 10-strong Iranian delegation will fly to the Saudi city of Medina.

He noted that all preparations have been made to offer decent services to Iranian pilgrims in Mecca and Medina.

IRNA quoted Culture and Islamic Guidance Minister Reza Salehi Amiri as saying that visas have been issued for members of the diplomatic delegation.

There is no problem for members of the Foreign Ministry’s delegation to be stationed in the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, the minister said on Monday.

On Sunday, the first group of Iranian pilgrims left the southern port city of Bandar Abbas for Medina to perform this year’s hajj ritual. As many as 86,500 Iranians are expected to travel to the kingdom for hajj.

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