Prior to his departure, Gholamreza Rezaei told IRNA that he was heading to Saudi Arabia to explore the technicalities regarding the kitchens’ readiness to cook for Iranian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia, among other issues.
“The officials sent to Saudi Arabia are also following up on executive issues in the country, and during this trip there are issues that have been discussed with Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah,” Rezaei said.
During a meeting in Tehran held on Monday morning between the Foreign Ministry’s Persian Gulf Director General Alireza Enayati and Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization officials, Enayati briefed the Hajj Organization officials on the measures taken regarding Tehran-Riyadh bilateral relations, the reopening of the embassies and consulates of the two countries, and the talks held regarding the Umrah pilgrimage.
In this meeting, Ali Mar’ashi, head of the medical office of the Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization of Iran said that medical examination of Hajj pilgrims is nearing its end, stating that 82,150 pilgrims have registered for the Hajj pilgrimage.
“The medical examination of 79,304 pilgrims have been completed,” Mar’ashi said, adding that 1,100 pilgrims are under examination.