A Pilgrimage Agreement Signed between Iran and Syria

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News ID: 54490
Publish Date: 20:19 - 12 November 2021
Friday, 12 November 2021 (YJC)_ A deal with Damascus to resume dispatching Iranian pilgrims to the holy shrines in Syria was signed by Iran.

A Pilgrimage Agreement Signed between Iran and SyriaHead of Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization Alireza Rashidian and Syria’s Tourism Minister Mohammad Rami Radwan Martini signed a deal during the Iraian official’s visit to Syria to resume dispatching Iranian pilgrims to the holy shrines in Damascus.

Health, observance of health protocols, and safety of pilgrims were pointed as issues of high importance by two sides.

“The reopening of this pilgrimage route will bring joy to Iranian pilgrims,” Rashidian said in this regard.

Syria is home to some 50 sites holy to Shiites, including the Shrine of Sayiddah Zaynab (AS), the granddaughter of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and daughter of the Shiites' first Imam Ali (AS), and Sayiddah Ruqayya Mosque which houses the shrine of Sukayna (AS), the daughter of the Shiites' third Imam Hossein (AS).

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