Tharoor arrives in Saudi, discusses Haj pilgrimage

Last Updated: Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 13:14

Dubai: Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor arrived in Saudi Arabia today on a brief visit and met country`s Haj Minister Fouad Al-Farsi to discuss this year`s pilgrimage season. .

During the meeting held today, both sides reviewed issues pertaining to the Indian pilgrims for the Haj pilgrimage.

Speaking during his meeting with his Saudi counterpart, Tharoor hailed the services being extended by the Saudi authorities to both annual pilgrims and those that visit
Saudi Arabia for other religious reasons throughout the year.

Earlier, the minister left the following message on his twitter page: "Just landed in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, for full day of mtgs (meetings) on the Haj and a few Indian
community events. Returning to Delhi in 20 hours."

PTI



First Published: Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 13:14

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