First Algerian hajjis to leave for holy places of Islam on 15 July


ALGIERS- The first flight of Algerian hajjis (Muslim pilgrims to the Holy places of Islam) is scheduled for 15 July, announced Thursday in Algiers the director general of the National Office of Hajj and Umrah (ONPO), Youcef Azzouza.

As many as 36,800 Algerians have registered their names, intending to perform the next coming Hajj, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Algeria Abdulaziz bin Ibrahim Al-Omairini said.

In this aspect, the official asserted that the Kingdom is sparing no effort to best serve the pilgrims.

In a press conference, the ambassador pointed out that the embassy has already issued a total of 2885 entry visas, for various purposes, with 7,000 e-visas earmarked for Hajj, adding that Hajj related air flights are set to start on July 15 up to August 6, from Algiers to the holy sites.



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