The Moroccan Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Mustapha Mansouri, spoke today with the Saudi Minister of Transport and Logistics Services, Saleh Ben Nasser El Jasser. The discussions mainly focused on the transport of Moroccans during this year’s Hajj, as well as the strengthening of relations between the two brotherly countries and development opportunities in various fields.
It should be mentioned that last week, the Moroccan diplomat also held similar talks in Riyadh with Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umrah. These discussions addressed several topics related to this year’s Moroccan pilgrims, as well as the measures necessary to facilitate the smooth running of their rites in complete safety and simplicity.
It is important to highlight that the Kingdom of Morocco’s quota for the Hajj in the year 1444 has been restored to 34,000 pilgrims, following the lifting of restrictions linked to the Covid-19 pandemic, in particular the age limit previously set at under 65 by the Saudi authorities.
It should also be noted that the first group of Moroccan pilgrims for this season will begin their journey at the beginning of June 2023, with a duration of stay fixed between 28 and 30 days.