Deal signed to reduce food waste in Saudi Arabia

Updated 13 July 2018
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Deal signed to reduce food waste in Saudi Arabia

  • The signatories agreed to launch a food conservation prize

JEDDAH: The General Sports Authority, represented by the Saudi Community Sports Union, signed an agreement with the Saudi Food Bank at the authority’s headquarters in Riyadh.
The agreement aims to promote the conservation of food and the avoidance of food waste through the activities and programs of the SCSU.
It also includes training for those participating in the Grace Conservation program, in addition to teaching them the basics of food conservation and delivery. The signatories also agreed to launch a food conservation prize, in the name of the SCSU and the Etaam Association for Grace Conservation, which will target more than 100 hotels and restaurants in the Kingdom.


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.