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Awqaf minister checks on Jordanian pilgrims

By JT - Sep 01,2016 - Last updated at Sep 01,2016

AMMAN — Awqaf Minister Wael Arabiyat, head of the Hajj (greater pilgrimage) delegations, on Thursday stressed the importance of providing comfort to Jordanian and the 1948 Arab Palestinian.

The pilgrims, some of whom have already set out for Saudi Arabia, are all scheduled to arrive next Monday, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. Arabiyat, who was in Medina, met with Mohammad Bijawi of the Saudi ministry of Hajj, and discussed cooperation on arrangements related to the pilgrimage.

The Saudi official welcomed the Jordanian pilgrims to Medina and Mecca. Arabiyat also met with the media and medical group accompanying the pilgrims, and checked on those who have already arrived in Medina.

Some 5,600 Jordanians and 3,600 the 1948-Arabs are performing Hajj this year.

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