Ivorian Pilgrims Head to Saudi Arabia, Perform Hajj Through Makkah Route

The first batch of the pilgrims of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire has departed from Abidjan International Airport and headed to Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj 2024, reported Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Medina will welcome the Ivorian pilgrims to facilitate their entry procedures through Makkah Route Initiative.

The Ambassador of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to the Ivory Coast Saad bin Bakhit Al-Qathami has bidden farewell to the guests of Allah and promised them with seamless services upon their arrival at the Kingdom.

Ivorian Pilgrims Head to Saudi Arabia, Perform Hajj Through Makkah Route

Furthermore, the Ivorian Minister of the Interior and Security, Fagundo Jumande, and the President of the Supreme Council for Imams, Mosques and Islamic Affairs, Ousmane Diakite have bid farewell the pilgrims and wished them a smooth journey.

According to the initiative, pilgrims can complete all necessary procedures, including electronic visa issuance, biometric data collection, and airport departure checks in their home country.

Ivorian Pilgrims Head to Saudi Arabia, Perform Hajj Through Makkah Route

Launched in 2017 as part of Vision 2030, the initiative marked a revolutionary program aimed at enhancing the pilgrimage experience for guests of Allah from Pakistan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Morocco, Bangladesh, Turkey, and the Ivory Coast.

The initiative has served 617,756 pilgrims in collaboration with the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Health, Hajj and Umrah, and Information, the General Authority of Civil Aviation, the Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority, the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA), and the Guests of God Service Program.

Anticipating record-breaking numbers of pilgrims, the Saudi government and private sector agencies are currently collaborating in the operational plans to ensure the comfort and satisfaction of the pilgrims in and around Mecca.

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