Head of the Kuwaiti hajj mission Khlaif Muthib Al-Othaina met Saturday with heads of specialized teams of the mission to discuss the arrangements for receiving the Kuwaiti pilgrims.
The participants, including representatives of the ministries of health, interior and information, as well as Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD), the public authorities for youth and sports, and the consulate in Jeddah, affirmed that their teams are ready for the start of the hajj session, he said.
"The meeting reviewed in detail the preparations, made by each team, to care for the pilgrims and ensure a smooth and orderly hajj season," Al-Othaina, who doubles as assistant undersecretary of the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, told reporters.
"The team members, whether in Kuwait or the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), are working around the clock to provide the best possible service for the Kuwaiti pilgrims and get ready for resolving any possible problems," he pointed out.
Al-Othaina noted that Minister of Justice and Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Yaaqoub Al-San'e is in contact with the mission "with a view to meeting our requirements and making sure of our preparedness.
He commended as cooperative the Saudi competent authorities, saying: "The fruitful cooperation led to our early taking charge of the temporary dwelling locations, designated for the Kuwaiti pilgrims to perform the hajj rituals, in the holy sites of Mina, Arafat and Muzdalifah" near the holy city of Makkah.
He also thanked Zain KSA, a leading mobile service provider, for promising to offer a free phone line to each Kuwaiti pilgrim upon their arrival in the Kingdom. Al-Othaina highlighted the need of abiding by the rules and regulations set by the Saudi authorities to ensure the safety of all pilgrims.