Saudi Arabia completes iftar program in 18 countries

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The iftar program distributed 74,605 food baskets to over 1 million people in 100 cities around the world. (SPA)
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The iftar program distributed 74,605 food baskets to over 1 million people in 100 cities around the world. (SPA)
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The iftar program distributed 74,605 food baskets to over 1 million people in 100 cities around the world. (SPA)
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The iftar program distributed 74,605 food baskets to over 1 million people in 100 cities around the world. (SPA)
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The iftar program distributed 74,605 food baskets to over 1 million people in 100 cities around the world. (SPA)
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The iftar program distributed 74,605 food baskets to over 1 million people in 100 cities around the world. (SPA)
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Updated 23 May 2020

Saudi Arabia completes iftar program in 18 countries

RIYADH: The Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance has completed its annual iftar program, in association with affiliated religious institutions and Islamic centers in 18 countries.

This year, in accordance with royal directives, the program had an increased budget of SR5 million ($1.3 million). In total, the iftar program distributed 74,605 food baskets to over 1 million people in 100 cities around the world.

Islamic Minister Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Asheikh said, “The implementation of this program comes as part of the continuous support of King Salman and the tireless supervision of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of the ministry's various programs, which serve Islamic work in all its different aspects.”

Al-Asheikh added that, particularly during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Saudi Arabia sought to alleviate the pain of widows and orphans and help those in need around the world.

This year, he said, the iftar program had been carried out in Djibouti, Malaysia, the Philippines, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Uganda, South Africa, Argentina, Thailand, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Australia, Chad, Pakistan, Sudan, India, Senegal, Kenya, and Indonesia.


Saudi minister meets Italian, Swiss envoys in Riyadh

Updated 02 July 2020

Saudi minister meets Italian, Swiss envoys in Riyadh

RIYADH: Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir met the newly appointed ambassador of Italy to the Kingdom, Roberto Cantone, in his office at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Riyadh on Thursday.

During the meeting, the two discussed bilateral relations between the two countries and ways to enhance them. They also discussed issues of common interest and the latest regional and international developments.

The meeting was attended by the deputy foreign minister for protocol affairs, Azzam bin Abdulkarim Al-Qain.

Also on Thursday, Al-Jubeir met the ambassador of Switzerland to the Kingdom, Andre Schaller. They also discussed bilateral relations between the two countries and ways to develop them in various fields, as well as reviewing recent developments in the region and the world.

The meeting was attended by the undersecretary for political and economic affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Adel bin Siraj Mardad.