OIC Head Congratulates Saudi Arabia’s Leadership on 2021 Hajj Season Success

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The Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr. Yousef Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, congratulated the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and HRH the Crown Prince on the successful conclusion of this year’s Hajj season 2021.

Al-Othaimeen confirmed that the Kingdom’s government provided a lesson in managing crises and large crowds, as it is able to organize the rite of Hajj in light of the crisis of the novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) without recording any harm among the pilgrims.

He attributed the successful Hajj season to a series of solid measures and decisions taken by the Kingdom since the outbreak of the epidemic, and confining the season to a limited number of pilgrims, to ensure that the ritual is held in a safe atmosphere as well as ensure the safety of everyone from the threats of the coronavirus pandemic.

He also commended the Kingdom’s adoption, during the Hajj season, of the principle of preserving the human soul of the pilgrims.