And the official Iranian news agency (IRNA) reported that Hosseini met, on Tuesday, with the Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umrah, Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, and discussed with him “ways to raise the quota of Iranian nationals during the Hajj this year and remove obstacles to the resumption of the single pilgrimage and the security of pilgrims. He also criticized the increase in service prices resulting from services Pilgrimage”.
Last April, the Saudi authorities announced that the number of pilgrims for the 2022 season from home and abroad had increased to one million, for the first time after two seasons in which the pilgrimage was limited to 10 thousand and 60 thousand from inside the Kingdom, due to the spread of the Corona pandemic, compared to about 2.5 million pilgrims. In the 2019 season.
In the meeting, IRNA reported, Hosseini touched on “the political misunderstanding between Iran and Saudi Arabia and the two countries’ talks to solve the outstanding problems,” and called for an increase in the share of Iranians during the Hajj rites this year.
She added that he criticized the increase in fees for Hajj services and called for reducing pressure on pilgrims in this regard, and called for joint action with the aim of “removing obstacles from the path of resuming single Umrah trips for Iranian visitors.”
And the Iranian news agency quoted Al-Rabiah as saying that “in light of the refraining of some countries from sending their nationals and not using their quota this year, the relevant authorities in Saudi Arabia will study the proposal to increase the quota of Iranian visitors.” global prices.
On June 12, the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced the reception of the first pioneers of Iranian pilgrims arriving through Prince Muhammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport with a “warmness and welcome”.