Saudi Arabia participates in UN Rohingya donor meeting

Participants are seen in this screenshot of a virtual conference to raise funds for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. (SPA)
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Updated 24 October 2020

Saudi Arabia participates in UN Rohingya donor meeting

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia participated in a UN conference for donors to the Rohingya refugee cause.

The Kingdom’s delegation to the meeting, held virtually in Geneva, was headed by the general supervisor of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah.

The main aims of the conference were to ensure the provision of aid and meet the urgent humanitarian needs of the Rohingya refugees, while also stepping up initiatives to deal with health education and economic requirements and help tackle the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

An estimated $15 billion in aid has been provided by the Kingdom to refugees around the world over the past two decades, including at least 60 years of support for the Rohingya minority group.

The Kingdom hosts around 270,000 Rohingya refugees, and provides them with free health and education services, and job opportunities.


Saudi foreign minister meets counterparts in Niger

Updated 27 November 2020

Saudi foreign minister meets counterparts in Niger

NIAMEY, Niger: Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan held meetings with his counterparts in the Niger capital of Niamey on Friday.

The meetings were held on the sidelines of the 47th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation currently being held under the title “United Against Terrorism for Peace and Development.”

Prince Faisal had separate meetings with Benin Foreign Minister Aurélien Agbénonci, Tunisia’s Foreign Minister Othman Jerandi, Tajik Foreign Minister Sirojiddin Muhriddin, and Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

They discussed the topics on the conference agenda, in addition to reviewing bilateral relations and issues of common interest.