Saudi Arabia cited as major country in solving humanitarian, political problems

With smiles on their faces, Yemeni children carry the meals received from KSRelief officials in Taiz governorate, Yemen. (SPA)
Updated 14 October 2017
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Saudi Arabia cited as major country in solving humanitarian, political problems

RIYADH: The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi said the Kingdom is one of the major countries concerned with solving humanitarian and political problems.
Grandi made the statement on Thursday during a press conference at UNHCR headquarters in the Saudi capital.
He expressed his hope for permanent cooperation with Saudi Arabia to solve many problems and humanitarian crises in various parts of the world.
He noted that humanitarian crises are usually the result of war and disasters in the world, pointing out that in 2017 alone, more than 2 million people have been displaced.
He noted that Saudi Arabia’s political role and its leading presence at the level of world politics has been very important in providing solutions to the problems and refugee crisis around the world.
Grandi said that the Kingdom took into account the political issues that caused these problems and moved to provide solutions in an attempt to end them.
He also cited the Kingdom’s role in ending the political problem that led to the migration of the Rohingyas from Myanmar to Bangladesh.
The UN commissioner also commended the “wise decision of King Salman to establish the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief).”
He noted that KSRelief has become an important and effective link between international humanitarian organizations, and a generous supporter for refugees around the world.
He also announced a cooperation project between the UNHCR and KSRelief for the half-a-million Rohingyas displaced from Myanmar to Bangladesh.
Grandi also highlighted the center’s efforts in Yemen and its important and pivotal role in terms of supplies and services to Syrian refugees in neighboring countries and those affected in Sudan and Somalia.


Saudi Crown Prince sends Modi letter of thanks after leaving India

Updated 21 February 2019
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Saudi Crown Prince sends Modi letter of thanks after leaving India

  • In the letter, the crown prince expressed “gratitude and appreciation” for Modi’s hospitality
  • After his visit to India, the crown prince arrived in China on Thursday

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sent a letter of thanks to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi following his departure from India on Wednesday.

In the letter, the crown prince expressed “gratitude and appreciation” for Modi’s hospitality during his visit with the Saudi delegation.  

“The talks we had confirmed the strength of the strategic relations between our countries, and the importance of improving cooperation in all fields, in a way that would serve the best interests of our states and nations,” the letter said.

After his visit to India, the crown prince arrived in China on Thursday, on the third leg of his Asia tour that started in Pakistan.

Here is the letter in full:

Prime Minister of the Republic of India

Greetings,

I am pleased to express my gratitude and appreciation for your hospitality towards me and my delegation.

The talks we had confirmed the strength of the strategic relations between our countries, and the importance of improving cooperation in all fields, in a way that would serve the best interests of our states and nations.

Wishing health and happiness for your country, and progress and prosperity for your friendly nation, accept my sincerest greetings and appreciation.

Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud

Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister