Saudi officials receive UN Secretary General for Children and Armed Conflict in Riyadh

Saudi officials received in Riyadh on Sunday the UN Special Representative to the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba. (SPA)
Updated 28 January 2019
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Saudi officials receive UN Secretary General for Children and Armed Conflict in Riyadh

  • Virginia Gamba met several Saudi officials during her Riyadh visit

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Dr. Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf received in Riyadh on Sunday the UN Special Representative to the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba, according to the Saudi Press Agency.
During the meeting, the two officials discussed the latest developments on the regional and international arenas, as well as a number of topics of mutual interest.
Earlier on Sunday, Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, Supervisor General of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) also met the UN Special Representative.
During their meeting, they reviewed the efforts of the Arab coalition fighting to restore the legitimate Yemeni government to support, the humanitarian operations and the role of coalition forces in facilitating humanitarian work in light of violations conducted by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia.
The diplomat also reviewed a presentation from Dr. Al-Rabeeah about the relief and humanitarian work provided by KSRelief in Yemen, where the total number of projects has reached 321.
Gamba also met Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Jaber the executive manager of the Isnad Center for Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations in Yemen.


First pilgrims leave under Eyab initiative

Updated 18 August 2019
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First pilgrims leave under Eyab initiative

  • Al-Amoudi toured the exhibition dedicated to welcome Eyab’s beneficiaries

Saudi Minister of Transport and Chairman of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), Dr. Nabeel Al-Amoudi, oversaw the departure of the first 

group of pilgrims under the Eyab initiative on Saturday together with GACA President Abdulhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri.

Eyab seeks to improve services provided to pilgrims, with the authority aiming to enrich pilgrims’ experience at the Kingdom’s airports. It is expected to benefit 30,000 pilgrims during this year’s Hajj season.

Al-Amoudi toured the exhibition dedicated to welcome Eyab’s beneficiaries, inspected the services available and received a briefing from the initiative’s officials.

GACA started an experimental implementation of Eyab this year, aimed at pilgrims returning to Indonesia, India and Malaysia through Jeddah’s King Abdul Aziz International Airport and Madinah’s Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Airport.