World Environment Day 2018 observed in Saudi Arabia

Updated 25 June 2018
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World Environment Day 2018 observed in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: The General Authority for Meteorology and Environmental Protection (GAMEP) on Sunday marked World Environment Day 2018 at its headquarters in Jeddah.
The theme for this year is “Overcoming plastic pollution.” GAMEP President Khalil Al-Thaqafi attended the event, which was celebrated simultaneously in 10 regions across the Kingdom.
GAMEP Deputy President Dr. Ahmed Al-Ansari said the Kingdom is taking all measures to protect the environment and for the conservation of its resources.
The annual report of the authority was also released on the occasion, which outlined the achievements and initiatives of the authority.


Saudi envoy highlights Coalition’s support of humanitarian operations in Yemen

Updated 21 September 2018
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Saudi envoy highlights Coalition’s support of humanitarian operations in Yemen

  • UN official briefd on the plans and projects of the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen

JEDDAH: Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Jaber, Saudi ambassador to Yemen and executive director of the “Isnad” Center for Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations in Yemen, met on Thursday with UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths.

During the meeting, Al-Jaber highlighted Saudi Arabia and the coalition states’ support of humanitarian operations in Yemen in light of violations committed by the Houthi militias.

He also briefed the UN official on the plans and projects of the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen, affirming its support in accordance with three references (Gulf Initiative and its executive mechanism, outputs of the national dialogue and Security Council Resolution 2216).

Griffiths highlighted his efforts with the Iran-backed Houthi militias to return to the negotiating table.

Earlier, Yemeni Vice President Ali Mohsin Saleh met with Griffiths. They discussed the latest developments in the Yemeni arena and efforts for peace there.