Humanitarian Measures and Efforts Undertaken by Kingdom of Saudi Arabia During Qatari Crisis 3 Riyadh

Saturday 1441/1/8 - 2019/09/07
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Saudi leadership and people are keen on to provide all the possibilities and facilities to serve the pilgrims, stressing its rejection of the Hajj politicization carried out by the Qatari Government, including blocking the web site provided by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, and launching media attacks towards the Kingdom despite the facilities provided to them:
First: Hajj Season of 1438 AH:
-The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah signed the Hajj Agreement with the delegation of the State of Qatar but Qatari authorities prevent Qataris from Hajj because of the diplomatic relations cut off.
-Based on the Qatari intransigence in preventing their citizens from Hajj, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques directed in the season of 1438 AH to host all the pilgrims who wish to come from Qatar to perform Hajj.
-The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah issued a statement on 26/10/1438 AH, explaining the steps that should be taken into consideration for the arrival of pilgrims from Qatar, was published by the Saudi News Agency and reported by the media that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia welcomes the arrival of pilgrims from Qatar and that they can come according to the mechanism described in the statement through the designated air ports at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah and Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Madinah, and through any airlines but Qatar Airways.
-The delegation of Qatar's Hajj Affairs insisted on transporting pilgrims through Qatar Airways only, which reflects the Qatari side's intention to not allow citizens and residents in Qatar to perform Hajj.
Second: Season of 1439 AH:
-The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah invited the delegation of the Hajj Affairs of Qatar like other Islamic countries. The Qatari delegation came on Thursday 5/7/1439 AH and did not sign the minutes of the Hajj Agreement for the season 1439 AH, which confirmed that the Qatari government is determined to prevent its citizens from performing Hajj for that year.
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