Egypt to discuss with Saudi reduction of pilgrim quota
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Egypt to discuss with Saudi reduction of pilgrim quota

Egypt to discuss with Saudi reduction of pilgrim quota

Egypt is set to hold talks with Saudi Arabia over a recent decision by the kingdom to reduce by 20% the number of pilgrims to Makkah and Madinah in 2013, due to the ongoing expansion of Saudi's Grand Mosque, Ahram has reported. The Egyptian Tourism Chamber said implementing the Saudi decision would hurt several Egyptian tourism agencies, who had already booked hotels for upcoming pilgrimages.

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