No concern over this year’s Hajj: Official

IRNA — Following signing of an agreement with Saudi Arabia on this year’s Hajj, there is no need to worry about the executive issues, according to an official here on Monday.

The representative of Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei for Hajj and Pilgrimage Affairs, Hojjatoleslam Seyyed Ali Qazi-Askar, made the remarks in an address to a group of officials in charge of Hajj late on Monday.

The official reiterated that programs concerning this year’s Hajj are progressing well and there is no special problem.

Referring to the ‘useful’ visit of Iranian expert delegations to Saudi Arabia to pursue memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Hajj, Qazi Askar said regarding the negotiations conducted to that end earlier, the ground is prepared for materialization of intended goals on Hajj and suitable conditions exist to the extent that there is no room to worry about executive issues of the upcoming Hajj rituals this year.

Meanwhile, caretaker of Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization Hamid Mohammadi referred to his talks with the Saudi Hajj minister and said the executive issues and agreements on Hajj have been precisely discussed and programs are being followed up in a suitable ambience.

Mena disaster was among the pivotal topics during the discussions, he said, noting that Saudi Hajj minister is pursuing the issue sensitively through a committee formed for the purpose.

Iran has also presented its stances on the catastrophe and the issue is being followed up seriously, Mohammadi said.