Saudi envoy to UN meets KSRelief delegation

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Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the UN, receiving a delegation from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center in New York. (SPA)
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Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the UN, receiving a delegation from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center in New York. (SPA)
Updated 29 July 2019

Saudi envoy to UN meets KSRelief delegation

NEW YORK: Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, Saudi Arabia’s permanent representative to the UN, received a delegation from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) that is participating in meetings of the Advisory Group of the Global Coalition for the Reintegration of Former Child Soldiers.

The delegation’s participation comes in response to the UN’s invitation to review the Kingdom’s outstanding efforts to rehabilitate child recruits and those affected by the conflict in Yemen. The meetings were held over two days at Columbia University in New York, and involved experts, academics and researchers.

The aim was to gather research and knowledge from NGOs and academics regarding the reintegration of children. 

 


King Salman orders free coronavirus treatment in Saudi Arabia, including residency violators

Updated 30 March 2020

King Salman orders free coronavirus treatment in Saudi Arabia, including residency violators

  • Royal order applicable to government and private health facilities

RIYADH: King Salman has ordered free treatment be provided to all coronavirus patients in all government and private health facilities in Saudi Arabia.

The Kingdom's health minister, Dr. Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah, announced the king’s order at a press conference in Riyadh on Monday and said it included citizens and residents - even those in violation of residency laws.

Al-Rabiah said the royal order was borne out of the king’s keenness to put the health of citizens and residents first and to ensure the safety of all.

The number of virus victims in Saudi Arabia reached 1,453 on Monday, with 8 confirmed deaths and 115 recoveries.

The president of the Saudi Human Rights Commission, Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad, thanked King Salman for the directive.

“This reflects the human and moral approach the Kingdom is adopting in dealing with this pandemic,” he said, adding that Saudi Arabia “is keen to ensure that patients receive the necessary treatment according to the highest medical standards without discrimination.”

He added: “This gives the most striking example in preserving human rights and dignity as everyone, whether citizen or resident, should enjoy health and safety, including violators of the residency system.”

This move, he said, clearly reflects the Kingdom's approach based on respecting and promoting human rights on the ground. 

“This shows that the most valuable asset for Saudi Arabia is the human being, thereby guaranteeing a decent and healthy living, the foremost right of everyone.”