GACA confirms keenness to implement directives to serve Qatari pilgrims

Updated 24 July 2017
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GACA confirms keenness to implement directives to serve Qatari pilgrims

JEDDAH: The Kingdom’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) confirmed a statement issued by the Ministry of Haj and Umrah, expressing the ministry’s eagerness to enable Qataris wishing to perform Umrah.
Qataris can perform Umrah at any time and by any airline, except Qatar Airways, provided that they start from Doha and come through any other transit station via any carrier and arrive at King Abdul Aziz Airport in Jeddah or Prince Mohammed Bin Abdul Aziz Airport in Madinah.
Qatari pilgrims and those residing in Qatar who have Haj permits from the Ministry of Haj and Umrah and the Haj affairs authorities in Qatar, and have been registered in the Haj electronic system, will be able to come directly from Doha or through any other transit station via any carrier, other than Qatar Airways, selected by the Qatari government and approved by the GACA.


Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince meets Pakistan’s army commander

Updated 37 min 32 sec ago
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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince meets Pakistan’s army commander

  • Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Pakistan’s army commander, Lieutenant General Amar Javed Bajwa
  • During the meeting, they discussed the ongoing defense cooperation between the two countries

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Pakistan’s army commander, Lieutenant General Amar Javed Bajwa, in Islamabad on Monday, Saudi state-news agency SPA reported.

During the meeting, they discussed the ongoing defense cooperation between the two countries, and the opportunities to strengthen it, in addition to discussing developments in the region.

The meeting took place during the Saudi crown prince’s Asia tour.