KSRelief signs deals to combat COVID-19 in Yemen, Palestine

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KS Relief workers handing over food aid in Yemen. (SPA)
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KS Relief workers handing over relief goods to Palestinian refugees in Jordan. (SPA)
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Updated 09 April 2020

KSRelief signs deals to combat COVID-19 in Yemen, Palestine

RIYAEH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) signed six contracts with specialized companies on Wednesday to provide Yemen and Palestine with essential medical devices and supplies to combat the spread of coronavirus and mitigate its impact on their peoples.
The contracts were signed by KSRelief’s General Supervisor Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah during the 10th virtual meeting of the center’s committee concerned with combating coronavirus in affected countries.
The meeting, presided by Al-Rabeeah, discussed means to provide necessary medical assistance to several coronavirus-affected countries.
This comes in line with King Salman’s directives to stand by these countries in cooperation with the UN, its agencies and organizations.
“The six signed contracts come in the framework of the implementation of the royal orders. They include the provision of a number of essential preventive medical devices and supplies that are used in such crises to support the sisterly Yemen and Palestine in the face of the coronavirus,” Al-Rabeeah said in a statement.
“These directives embody the Kingdom’s noble humanitarian role and reflect its keenness to harness its capabilities and resources in the service of humanitarian causes.”
He recalling the king’s order to support the World Health Organization with $10 million, in response to “the urgent appeal it launched to all states, which aimed to intensify efforts and take international preventive measures to limit the spread of the virus in countries with vulnerable health systems.”
The KSRelief committee is looking into the possibility of providing similar assistance to the world’s most needy countries.


OIC, GCC chiefs discuss boosting cooperation

Updated 10 July 2020

OIC, GCC chiefs discuss boosting cooperation

RIYADH: The secretaries-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) met in Riyadh for talks on further strengthening ties between the two bodies.

Head of the OIC, Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen, congratulated his GCC counterpart, Dr. Naif bin Falah Al-Hajraf, on his appointment to the position earlier this year.

During the meeting, they discussed joint implementation mechanisms for the OIC-GCC cooperation agreement and exchanged views on regional issues relevant to member states of both organizations.

Meanwhile, Al-Othaimeen spoke by phone with the former GCC secretary-general and current Bahraini minister of foreign affairs, Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani. Their conversation touched on the OIC’s efforts to help stop the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in member states.

In relation to the organization of this year’s Hajj season, Al-Zayani praised the decisive actions of Saudi Arabia aimed at protecting Muslim pilgrims from the health threat posed by the COVID-19 outbreak.

 

 

 

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