UN secretary-general visits KSRelief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is honored by Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, general supervisor of the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid, during the UN chief’s visit to the center. (SPA)
Updated 13 February 2017
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UN secretary-general visits KSRelief

RIYADH: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and his entourage on Sunday visited the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) in Riyadh, and met with the adviser to the Royal Court and general supervisor of the center, Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah.
Guterres was briefed on the executive programs that KSRelief provides for those in need worldwide.
There are 181 projects in this regard, worth over $691 million, plus programs currently being implemented in countries on four continents.
The number of partners in the programs offered stands at 100.
Guterres expressed his pleasure at visiting the center, and praised KSRelief for serving humanity, not only in Yemen and Syria but worldwide.
He said the UN cannot work alone, but with the collaboration and cooperation of all parties, much can be offered to people in need.
He added that KSRelief is playing a key role in the region and the world. He extended his thanks and best wishes for success to all those working at the center.
Guterres and his entourage toured the different departments of the center, in addition to the headquarters of UN organizations and the assistance coordination office of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
At the end of the visit, the general supervisor of KSRelief presented a memento to Guterres on the occasion of this visit.


Aramco marks National Day with expo on role in development of Saudi Arabia

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Aramco marks National Day with expo on role in development of Saudi Arabia

  • The exhibition featured the role and contributions of Saudi Aramco in nation building within the frame of Vision 2030
  • The exhibition also showcased the activities of King Abdul Aziz International Cultural Center (Ithraa)

JEDDAH: Saudi Aramco held a five-day exhibition in celebration of Saudi Arabia's National Day at the Mall of Arabia in Jeddah city from Sept. 21.

The exhibition featured the role and contributions of Saudi Aramco in nation building within the frame of Vision 2030.

The exhibition, which ended on on Monday, took as its slogan: "Expressing a national power .. and translating an ambitious vision." It was divided into five sections including citizenship, which represented initiatives for create innovative solutions to create economic participation in the community and to push it forward.

Another section looking at empowerment focused on women, young people and successful entrepreneurs. It included programs for the knowledge economy and spreading the culture of entrepreneurship.

In the Creative expression section, heritage and modern art were represented through Saudi artists who embody Saudi Arabia's heritage and its promising future.

The exhibition also showcased the activities of King Abdul Aziz International Cultural Center (Ithraa), a portal for knowledge and creativity, which was selected as one of the world's top 100 sites for 2018 by Time magazine.

Interactive visual presentations were laid on embodying the spirit of creativity and empowerment in young people. It also allowed visitors to see the company's development initiatives in the field of community service.

Reem Ahmad, who attended the exhibition, told Arab News: "I was delighted to visit the Saudi Aramco exhibition today, I enjoyed the interactive experience, everything is beautifully presented. It makes me proud to see such huge achievements presented to the public in an interactive way to visitors of different ages."