Prince Sultan welcomes International Aeronautical Federation’s choice of Saudi Aviation Club CEO as new vice president

Prince Sultan said that SAC has become a benchmark for all those interested in aviation within the Kingdom. (AP)
Updated 19 March 2018
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Prince Sultan welcomes International Aeronautical Federation’s choice of Saudi Aviation Club CEO as new vice president

RIYADH: Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Aviation Club (SAC), said the International Aeronautical Federation’s (FAI) choice of SAC chief executive Ayed Odeib Al-Qassimi as vice president of FAI for the MENA region represents a clear appreciation of the Kingdom’s proclaimed role in the dissemination of aviation culture worldwide.
The prince thanked King Salman for his advocacy and support for the SAC since its foundation, and all concerned with the club for this accomplishment.
The prince stressed that SAC has become a benchmark for all those interested in aviation within the Kingdom. It is undergoing an evolution in its infrastructure and branch expansion throughout the Kingdom and is about to become one of the largest and most important general aviation and air sports clubs all over the region.
The Dutch FAI president, Frits Brink, announced the selection of Al-Qassimi in a show of appreciation for the Kingdom’s role in spreading aviation culture within the Kingdom, regionally and internationally.
FAI was founded in 1905 as a non-profit international organization which aims to strengthen aviation activities and space navigation worldwide. It links more than 120 member states, forming a strong network binding all participants in aeronautical sports around the world.
SAC is considered one of the best known and largest aviation clubs in the world, and one of its most versatile considering the types and sizes of aircraft, sporting and training events it holds.
SAC was founded by a decree of the Council of Ministers in December 2000 with the aim of promoting general aviation under the banner of the Civil Aviation Authority.


KSRelief to provide 5,000 Yemenis with school supplies

Saudi Arabia is ranked the first donor in the world when it comes to humanitarian financial and logistical support in Yemen. AFP
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KSRelief to provide 5,000 Yemenis with school supplies

  • There are two million Yemeni children out of school because of the Houthis’ aggression against civilians
  • The total cost of all the projects provided by KSRelief since its establishment is $70 million

JEDDAH: King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has launched a project to provide Yemeni students and schools with supplies to ensure that education continues across the country despite the brutal acts of militants. The trucks started to carrying the aid from Riyadh to Yemen on Monday.

“It is a project to provide Yemen’s schools with the essential needs to ensure a better and smoother educational environment, such as chairs, desks, and boards, in addition to students’ supplies. It will support nearly 5,000 students across Yemen,” said Dr. Samer Aljetaily, spokesman for KSRelief.
“The trucks will arrive first in Ma’arib, then it will be distributed to the most needed areas across the country’s schools and students.”
“My Education” is one of the big projects given to support Yemen’s people in health, shelter, infrastructure, environment and education to help the country stand on its feet regardless of any devastation caused by the militants.
“The total cost of all the projects provided by KSRelief since its establishment is $70 million. In terms of education, the center has given financial aid to schools, paid teachers’ salaries, and provided students’ essential school needs and meals. We will continue supporting our brothers and sisters in Yemen in all sectors.”
This project has been supported by the Saudi Ministry of Education and the Saudi-led Islamic Military Coalition. “The coalition always supports our all initiatives in the interest of Yemeni citizens. The coalition will protect the aid till it arrives in Ma’arib, then it will support logistically to facilitate the distribution of the supplies. Education is a priority for the Saudi government and for KSRelief.
“We have always supported education in Yemen and always will, whether it is for schools, educational institutions, students, teachers, or even educational curricular and psychological support departments to help students become better amid all the horrific acts caused by the Houthis. KSRelief is very keen on building a strong future with a well-educated generation of Yemenis.”
Asked whether there is a lack of international support for Yemen, he told Arab News: “Saudi Arabia, along with the UAE, has attracted global attention to Yemen’s humanitarian status in different ways, including direct funding for the infrastructure of the country and huge support for health, education and the environment. Saudi Arabia is ranked the first donor in the world when it comes to humanitarian, financial and logistical support in Yemen. This has encouraged other countries’ support as well.
“The UAE has greatly supported the Yemen humanitarian file with $1 billion. The international community has reacted to this.
“However, there must be more international collaboration to reduce the militants’ attacks on the aid and supplies and facilitate the entry of aid and ensure a higher level of safety. There is also need for better cooperation to protect students and children in the militants’ controlled areas,” he emphasized.
“The Saudi Ministry of Education has supported this initiative by providing school supplies and students’ essential supplies.”
There are two million Yemeni children out of school because of the Houthis’ aggression against civilians.