2004 News Story

Clarification of Algerian’s presence in Makkah for 1424 Hajj

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has clarified that Mr. Abbas Madani did in fact attend the annual reception in Mina held by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd bin Abdulaziz in honor of pilgrim guests for 1424 Hajj. Mr. Madani was not there in any official capacity, and his presence has no political inferences. Relations between the Saudi Arabia and Algeria remain brotherly, firm and deep-rooted.