JEDDAH: ARAB NEWS
Saturday 9 February 2013
Haj Minister Bandar Hajjar will start meeting today with Haj officials of various countries to discuss arrangement for this year’s Haj pilgrimage.
Over the next three months, Hajjar will meet with officials of 70 Haj offices from different parts of the world.
While making the announcement, Hajjar said the name “Haj delegations” has been changed to Haj offices.
This year the Haj expected to fall on Oct.13.
“The Haj offices, in collaboration with the Tawafa establishments, the Car Syndicate and the United Agents Office and the Guides Establishment of Madinah, will discuss details of arrangements for the pilgrimage including pilgrim housing with the aim of achieving a record success in offering pilgrim services,” Hajjar said in a statement to the Saudi Press Agency yesterday.
The minister said these meetings are organized sufficiently in advance before the beginning of the Haj season annually and prepare plans for foreign Haj officials and organizers so that they can organize pilgrims’ journey, accommodation and transport in the best possible manner.