Trump visit will bolster cooperation, trade: Saudi foreign minister

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir. (Reuters)
Updated 18 May 2017
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Trump visit will bolster cooperation, trade: Saudi foreign minister

RIYADH: US President Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia will reinforce the partnership between the two countries in combatting militancy and in bolstering trade and commercial agreements, Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said on Thursday.
Adel Al-Jubeir told a news conference his country was very supportive of the policies the Trump administration was pursuing on Iran, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and global counter-terrorism.
Saudi Arabia will also increase cooperation with countries countering Daesh in Syria and Iraq, Al-Jubeir said.


Saudi aid center delegation takes part in UN humanitarian affairs meetings

A delegation from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSRelief) participated in the meeting of the humanitarian affairs section of the UN Economic and Social Council, in New York on Tuesday. (SPA)
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Saudi aid center delegation takes part in UN humanitarian affairs meetings

A delegation from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) was in New York on Tuesday to enhance the efficiency of humanitarian action and raise the capacities of affected and needy peoples.

The delegation participated with the Permanent Mission of Saudi Arabia to the UN in the meetings of the humanitarian affairs section of the UN Economic and Social Council, which are held annually.

The center was represented by spokesman Dr. Samer Al-Jatili, and Director of Partnerships and International Relations Dr. Yahya Al-Shammari.

This year’s meetings dealt with topics focused on making humanitarian action more systematic and coordinated.

Earlier, Saudi Arabia’s UN Ambassador Abdallah Al-Mouallimi met the delegation of KSRelief to discuss the delegation’s participation in the Council.

On Tuesday, a relief convoy of 15 trains from KSRelief moved from Jazan, targeting the people of the governorate of Hodeidah with basic foodstuff and medicines.

The head of the emergency relief department at the center, Fahad Al-Osaimi, said the convoy was carrying 284 tons of basic food baskets and 95 tons of medicines.