Saudi Arabia's Hajj Ministry on Wednesday (September 19th) said it will work to complete "all required procedures" to enable Syrian pilgrims to perform hajj rituals.
Syria's state-run news agency SANA had reported on Tuesday that Saudi Arabia had barred Syrians from performing the annual pilgrimage.
"The [Hajj] Ministry is now working on completing all required procedures in co-ordination with the entities concerned to enable Syrian hajjis to perform hajj rituals," the official Saudi News Agency (SPA) reported. "This came in response to the false news that has been recently reported about the possibility of postponing the arrangements [for their arrival]."
"Arrangements for the arrival of Syrian hajjis are receiving utmost attention given the tough circumstances facing the brotherly Syrian people," the news agency said.