Saudi Arabia facilitates Umrah procedures for Qatari pilgrims

These facilities are provided to the Qatari pilgrims on the orders of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the ministry said in a statement. (SPA)
Updated 07 May 2019
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Saudi Arabia facilitates Umrah procedures for Qatari pilgrims

  • A dedicated online platform for Qatar pilgrims has been announced

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia has announced that it has dedicated an online platform for worshippers from Qatar seeking to perform Umrah.

The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah on Tuesday explained that worshippers from the Gulf state were required to register themselves on the website and submit all the required data. 

Qatari pilgrims have been able to register through the portal since 2017. The arrival and departure of Qatari pilgrims take place through the King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah or Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz International Airport in Madinah.

These facilities are provided to the Qatari pilgrims on the orders of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the ministry said in a statement.

Meanwhile, the General Directorate of Passports has announced that between Sept. 12, 2018 and May 6, 2019 the number of pilgrims arriving in the Kingdom from all over the world reached 6,151,944, while 5,602,027 pilgrims left Saudi Arabia during the same period, reported the Saudi Press Agency.

The directorate stressed its readiness to welcome and serve pilgrims arriving by land, sea and air during the holy month of Ramadan. 


Saudi Cabinet backs crown prince’s ‘clear and firm stand’ of domestic and global issues

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Saudi Cabinet backs crown prince’s ‘clear and firm stand’ of domestic and global issues

  • The Cabinet echoes King Salman’s emphasis on the importance of moderate Islam
  • Ministers condemn Iranian-backed Houthi militias’ acts of terror

RIYADH: The Saudi Cabinet met in Jeddah on Tuesday, chaired by King Salman at Al-Salam Palace. 

Cabinet members reflected on an interview given by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and said his views conveyed a clear and firm stand of Saudi Arabia on multiple domestic, regional and international issues.

The Cabinet echoed King Salman’s emphasis on the importance of moderate Islam, and how it can overcome the risks posed by partisans and groups that divide the Islamic community through extremist ideas and acts of terrorism. 

The Cabinet welcomed the resolutions of the three summits in Makkah and their support and solidarity with the Kingdom and unlimited support for all measures being taken to protect its national security and oil supplies. 

 

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King Salman also received the Makkah Declaration issued by the International Conference on Values of Moderation, organized by the Muslim World League, and approved by 1,200 figures from 139 countries, representing different schools of thought.

According to a report from the Saudi Press Agency, Minister of Media Turki Al-Shabanah mentioned the success of the three summits spent drafting the document, and the content of the final statement of the Makkah Declaration, including its position on various issues of interest to the Arab and Islamic worlds.

The Cabinet condemned Houthi militias, backed by Iran, for targeting civilians in an attack on Abha’s international airport. It also decried the attack on Khamis Mushayt.

Saudi Arabia renewed its condemnation of all acts of hostility and terrorism that threaten the freedom of navigation and security of oil supplies and environmental safety, including the terrorist attack against two carriers in the Gulf of Oman, calling on the international community to take firm action to secure the area’s shipping.

The Cabinet agreed to a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Kingdom and Japan for cooperation on the environment. It also discussed MoUs between the Saudi Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources and the South Korean Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy for cooperation in the automotive sector and the hydrogen economy.