High Committee for Haj and Umrah Affairs holds meeting

Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments Minister Nawaf bin Mohammed Al Ma’awda chaired the first meeting of the High Committee for Haj and Umrah Affairs.

The panel was updated about the visit which was made by a ministry’s delegation to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to sign agreements related to the pilgrimage season and attend the Haj and Umrah conference and exhibition.

The committee members stressed fruitful cooperation between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to serve Bahrain pilgrims.

They hailed the ability of Saudi authorities to return to the pre-pandemic pilgrimage levels. They praised the Saudi initiative to reduce the cost of insurance for Umrah performers by 63% and for pilgrims by 73%.

The committee decided to allow the temporary merging of Haj and Umrah this year’s Hajj season, while maintaining the level of services.

It also discussed plans to enhance services provided to Bahraini pilgrims, including those related to pilgrims’ camps and holy sites facilities.

Source: Bahrain News Agency