2005 News Story

Libyan pilgrims to be treated like other pilgrims

Minister of Interior Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz told a press conference in Makkah that 7,500 Libyan pilgrims have arrived in Saudi Arabia to participate in this year's Hajj and that they will be treated like other pilgrims. 

Last month, Saudi Arabia recalled its ambassador to Tripoli and has asked the Libyan government to withdraw its ambassador from the Kingdom in a restrained response to an atrocious incident involving Libya.