Saudi Shoura Council delegation to visit Jordan

The delegation will meet members of the Saudi-Jordanian Parliamentary Fraternity Committee in the Jordanian House of Representatives. (SPA)
Updated 16 June 2019
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Saudi Shoura Council delegation to visit Jordan

  • The delegation will meet members of the Saudi-Jordanian Parliamentary Fraternity Committee in the Jordanian House of Representatives

RIYADH: A delegation from the Saudi Shoura Council, headed by Saleh bin Manea Al-Khalewi, member of the Saudi-Jordanian Parliamentary Friendship Committee, will begin an official visit to Jordan on Sunday.
Commenting on the visit, Al-Khalewi stated it would further strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries.
“Our relationship is witnessing continuous development in various fields, strengthening cooperation and relations between the Shoura Council and the Jordanian Parliament Council and Senate,” he said. 
Al-Khalewi added that the Shoura Council delegation would brief Jordanian officials on the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 reform plan, as well as discuss various means of strengthening diplomatic and business relations between the two countries across the board.
The delegation will also meet members of the Saudi-Jordanian Parliamentary Fraternity Committee in the Jordanian House of Representatives, to discuss ways to arrange and utilize bilateral parliamentary committees between the Kingdom and Jordan, given the active role these committees play in pushing constructive policy in various fields to serve the common interests of the two countries and their peoples.
Al-Khalewi concluded his statement by praising the support of the Saudi Shoura Council’s speaker, Sheikh Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Al-Asheikh.


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

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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.