The National Leader of the Turkmen people, Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov will pay a two-day visit to Saudi Arabia to perform the hajj rites, announced the “Watan” news program of the Turkmen television.
The relevant Decree was signed today by the President of Turkmenistan during the third meeting of the Council of Elders of the Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov Charitable Foundation for Assistance to Children in Need of Guardianship.
It was noted that members of the delegation headed by the National Leader of the Turkmen people will visit Mecca (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) on June 29-30 to perform the Hajj rites.
It should be noted that the hajj is a pilgrimage to Mecca to the main shrine of Islam - the sacred Kaaba. Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam, it must be performed at least once in a lifetime by every devout Muslim, if he has the opportunity.