Azerbaijan, Saudi Arabia agree on hajj
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 18/Trend, K. Zarbaliyeva
The Department of the Caucasus Moslems (DCM) and Saudi Arabia have reached an agreement on the establishment of favorable conditions for pilgrims to make the Hajj.
The agreement was concluded at a meeting between Allahshukur Pashazadeh and the Saudi Hajj minister in Medina, the DCM Press Service told Trend.
Opportunities to expand the spiritual links between the two countries, particularly, details issues concerning the establishment of more favorable conditions for pilgrims to make the Hajj, were discussed at the meeting.
As agreed, this year, Azerbaijani pilgrims will go to Mina and Muzdalifa by train, to avoid potential flight delays.
On Monday, Pashazadeh also met Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu at the OIC headquarters in Jeddah.
Having passed the sincere greetings of the Azerbaijani president to Ihsanoglu, Pashazadeh informed the OIC secretary general about the recent World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue in Baku and Azerbaijan's contribution to intercultural dialogue.
Pashazadeh expressed his gratitude to the secretary general for the organization's support for Azerbaijan's position in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
"The Azerbaijani people are convinced that the OIC will not let this issue become a matter of secondary importance," Pashazadeh said.
Middle Eastern issues were also discussed at the meeting.