Preliminary agreements have been made to open an office in Saudi Arabia to solve potential problems facing Iranians during the Hajj pilgrimage, said the head of Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization on Monday.
A winch crane has collapsed near the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia and left one person injured, raising fresh worries about the safety of pilgrims who visit the site from around the world.
The Islamic Hajj pilgrimage draws people from around the world to Saudi Arabia each year. The crowds, squeezed shoulder to shoulder in prayer five times a day, fill the city of Mecca and surrounding areas to perform a number of physically demanding and intricate rites.
Speakers at a seminar on Hajj in Pakistan, including Iran's ambassador, stressed upon the need to forge unity among Muslim Ummah and described Hajj as a great opportunity for Muslims to show their might to the world.