Lebanon’s ‘Rally for Sovereignty’ group assures support for Saudi Arabia’s efforts to ward of Iran threats

Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Walid bin Abdullah Bukhari met with a delegation of the Rally for Sovereignty of Lebanon. (SPA)
Updated 16 June 2019
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Lebanon’s ‘Rally for Sovereignty’ group assures support for Saudi Arabia’s efforts to ward of Iran threats

Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Walid bin Abdullah Bukhari met with a delegation of the “Rally for Sovereignty” led by its coordinator Naufal Daou at the Saudi Embassy in Beirut.

Speaking on behalf of the delegation, Daou valued the leading role of Saudi Arabia in confronting Iran and its policies aiming at destabilizing the region.

He assured the group’s support to the Kingdom and its efforts to ward off these threats for the sake of the stability of the Arab region.

Bukhari briefed the delegation on the political, diplomatic and field developments witnessed in the past few days, expressing “the Kingdom’s satisfaction with the political and field situations.” 

Earlier, the Saudi ambassador met with the former Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam. 

During the meeting, they reviewed the latest developments as well as the upcoming visit of the Saudi Shoura Council delegation to Beirut.

 

 


Saudi Arabia calls on Qatar to allow its pilgrims to perform Hajj

Updated 17 July 2019
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Saudi Arabia calls on Qatar to allow its pilgrims to perform Hajj

  • The ministry accused the Qatari government of blocking attempts by its citizens to perform the pilgrimage
  • Saudi Arabia is one of several Arab countries that launched a boycott of Qatar in 2017 over the country’s support for extremist groups

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has created a new webpage for Qataris who wish to perform the pilgrimage this year.
Qatari Hajj pilgrims can register their details, browse packages and pay for them at: https://qh1440.haj.gov.sa

The ministry called on Qatar not to block the webpage as it did previously and “cooperate in order to allow its citizens to perform Hajj easily.”

Saudi Arabia is one of several Arab countries that launched a boycott of Qatar in 2017 over the country’s support for extremist groups.

The embargo includes transport restrictions between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, but the Kingdom has taken measures to ensure pilgrims from Qatar can travel freely for Hajj and Umrah.

The ministry said on Saturday it had taken several steps to ensure pilgrims could enter Saudi Arabia for for Hajj, which starts next month. But the ministry accused the Qatari government of blocking attempts by its citizens to perform the pilgrimage.

Following a recent meeting with a Qatari delegation to discuss the logistics of pilgrims from the country arriving in the Kingdom, the delegation from Doha left without signing any agreements to enable access for it citizens, according to the ministry.

In response to Doha’s actions, the statement said that Qatari pilgrims could complete their applications upon arrival in Saudi Arabia.