Saudi Arabia has allocated a quota of 1.75 lakh pilgrims to India for the Haj pilgrimage of 2024. The bilateral agreement was signed in the meeting held between India and Saudi Arabia on Sunday (January 7). Under this, a quota of 1,75,025 Haj pilgrims was allotted this year.
Minority Affairs Minister Smriti Irani along with Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan signed the bilateral Haj Agreement 2024 with Saudi Haj and Umrah Minister Dr Taufiq bin Fauzan in Jeddah.
This time quota of 1.75 lakh Haj pilgrims allotted
According to an official statement, a total quota of 1,75,025 pilgrims from India has been fixed for Haj 2024, of which 1,40,020 seats have been reserved for pilgrims through the Haj Committee, while 35,005 pilgrims have been booked through private operators. Will be able to come for Haj.
Smriti Irani has given this information by posting on social media platform ‘X’. She arrived in Jeddah on Sunday on a two-day visit to attend the Haj Conference and sign the Haj Agreement 2024 between India and Saudi Arabia. Ambassador Dr. Suhail Khan, Consul General Mohammad Shahid and officials of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah welcomed Irani at Jeddah Airport.
Smriti Irani will attend Haj conference
The Consulate General of India in Jeddah said, ‘Minority Affairs Minister Smriti Irani has reached Jeddah to participate in the Haj Conference and sign the bilateral Haj Agreement. Jeddah said in a statement that Smriti Irani will also hold a bilateral meeting with Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Hajj and Umrah Affairs Tawfiq bin Fauzan Al Rabia and discuss issues of mutual interest related to the upcoming Haj pilgrimage.
Smriti Irani will also participate in the inaugural ceremony of the third edition of the Hajj and Umrah Conference in Jeddah on Monday, which is being organized by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah Affairs of Saudi Arabia.