It is finally decided that minister Showkutally Soodhun will travel to KSA. He was initially waiting for the authorities of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to communicate to him whether he will be able to travel to the country or not.
Minister Showkutally Soodhun.
Showkutally Soodhun will travel to Saudi Arabia tomorrow, October 6, as was
announced in a press conference today afternoon. He will personally cover the costs of the journey.
He is expected to meet with the members of the Hadj Mission to discuss the case of the 5 missing Mauritian pilgrims.
According to l’Express.mu, he also revealed in the press conference that he asked the authorities concerned to hasten the necessary procedures for the pilgrims who would soon return to the island.
Also, the identification of the missing pilgrims will now be done using DNA tests. Minister Soodhun will himself bring a DNA sample of one of the Mauritians who is missing.