Undersecretary of Kuwaiti Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Fareed Emadi and his Saudi counterpart Hussein Al-Sherif discussed on Monday arrangements for Kuwaiti pilgrims in this year's hajj season.
All preparations pertaining to Kuwaiti pilgrims since their arrival in Saudi Arabia until their departure have been dealt with Saudi officials, Emadi told KUNA in a statement.
Also air and health services for pilgrims, transportation, housing and other services in Makkah, Madinah and Al Mashaaer Al Mugaddassah, or sites of rituals' performance, were discussed with the officials, he said.
"During the meeting, we further considered the number of Kuwaiti pilgrims during this season after Saudi Arabia had taken a decision to increase the figure," he added.
"We reviewed efforts exerted by the State of Kuwait last season and its cooperation with Saudi governmental bodies during the hajj season," he noted.
Emadi lauded all services provided by the Saudi government to all pilgrims in general and the Kuwaiti ones in particular over the last seasons. The Kuwaiti official express his gratitude to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and the government for their efforts to serve pilgrims.
He stressed abidance of Kuwaiti Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs by instructions issued by the Saudi authorities aiming to maintain security and safety of pilgrims. Meanwhile, Kuwait Consul General in Jeddah Wael Al-Enezi referred to big efforts by the Saudi government to serve pilgrims and help them perform their pilgrimage easily and safely.