1 Minister for Communications and Information, Minister-in-charge of Cyber Security and Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim will lead Singapore’s delegation to the annual Haj Ministerial Meeting in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from 24 to 27 January 2018.
2 Dr Yaacob will meet the Kingdom’s Minister for Haj and Umrah, His Excellency Dr Mohammad Saleh Bin Taher Benten to discuss arrangements for Singaporean pilgrims and other matters for the upcoming Haj season scheduled in August 2018. In Madinah, Dr Yaacob is scheduled to meet Singaporean students and engaging them in a dialogue.
3 Prior to his trip to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Dr Yaacob will be in Turkey from 22 to 23 January. During the 2-day visit, Dr Yaacob will visit notable institutions of higher learning in Istanbul to engage with key university officials, international scholars of Islam and other disciplines and Singaporean students in Turkey. The visit is part of the ongoing effort to learn from various models around the world to establish an Islamic college in Singapore.
4 Dr Yaacob will be accompanied by Chief Executive of Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis), Haji Abdul Razak Hassan Maricar, and other senior officials.
Minister Dr Yaacob Ibrahim to attend Annual Haj Ministerial Meeting in Saudi Arabia (PDF, 104KB)