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Kuwait backs move to limit Hajj to Saudi nationals, expats

— Kuwait welcomed Saudi Arabia’s decision to limit this year’s Islamic Hajj pilgrimage to only 60,000 nationals and expatriates living in the country, due to fears about the spread of coronavirus.

Kuwait’s Foreign Ministry, in a statement, applauded Saudi Arabia’s “huge and appreciated efforts” in service of Hajj and Umrah pilgrims, amid its commitment to ensure their safety.

The ministry went on to commend Riyadh’s support of scientic and medical endeavours aimed at tackling the COVID-19 pandemic

Source: Kuwait News Agency

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