Iranian Hajj pilgrims welcomed by Saudi authorities

IRNA – The first convoy of Iranian pilgrims arrived at Median Airport on Sunday and was welcomed by Iranian and Saudi Hajj authorities, including Minister of Hajj and Umra Muhammad Abdurrahman Bijavi, and Saudi Arabian youth with baskets of flowers and fresh dates.

Bijavi said he is happy to see Iranian pigrims at Hajj again and hoped to see Iranians at Umra too.

Director General of the Planning and Dispatching Hajj pilgrims of the Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization Kamran Akbari announced a few days ago that 86,500 Iranian pilgrims will go to Saudi Arabia by 335 flights this year.

‘The Iranian pilgrims’ transport operation kicks off on July 31, and the last group of them will be back to Iran by September 25,” he added.

Each year, in Hajj season, Iranians like other Muslims in the world go to Mecca to perform the Hajj pilgrimage.