Iranian Delegation to Visit Saudi Arabia for Hajj Talks

Iran will send a delegation to Saudi Arabia to prepare the grounds for the Iranian pilgrims’ presence in the next year’s Hajj.

The delegation will be headed by Hamid Mohammadi, the chief of Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization.

The decision to send the delegation was made during a recent meeting between Mohammadi and the Leader’s representative in Hajj affairs Ali Qazi-Asgar.

Mohammadi is expected to hold talks with the Saudi side on the arrangements for the Iranians’ pilgrimage next year, a Farsi report by Mashregh said.

Qazi-Asgar urged all heads of working groups to prepare and present their reports to be used for the next year’s hajj planning.

He also called on the affiliated organizations to develop a comprehensive plan to offer appropriate services to the Iranians during the Hajj season.

Iran resumed hajj pilgrimage last year after a one-year absence in previous year due to the deadly stampede in Mina which left hundreds of Iranians dead.

Iran held Saudi Arabia responsible for the catastrophe saying the Saudi government failed to handle the tragic event appropriately.

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