Algeria – The group of hadjis supported by the President of the Republic, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, arrived in the night from Thursday to Friday in Mecca (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), in an atmosphere of piety.
The Hajis were received at the hotel " Dar El Khalil El Rochd " by the General Coordinator of the Hajj Algerian Mission, Director of the National Office of Pilgrimage and Umrah (ONPO ), Mr. Youcef Azouza, in the company of " moutawif " Saudi Arabian. These hadjis were chosen from poor and low-income families, as well as a number of residents from centers for the elderly under the Ministry of National Solidarity, Family and the Status of Women. This group of hadjis will be supported by an administrative and medical staff, equipped with necessary medical equipment and drugs, as well as guides.
Upon arrival, the hajis expressed their thanks and expressed their gratitude to President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. On that occasion, the general coordinator of the Algerian Haji mission stated that the number of these hajis was 118 men and women pilgrims, who will benefit from a total care provided by a staff under the Ministry of Justice. National Solidarity and the National Office of Tourism (ONT), describing the initiative of the Head of State of " laudable gesture " which adds, he said, to several other organized for the benefit of the elderly, the needy and the sick