Saudi Commission on Tourism and Heritage chief on official visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina 

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Bosnia and Herzegovina leader Bakir Izetbegovic meets with Prince Sultan bin Salman at the State Presidency office in Sarajevo on July 16, 2018. (SPA)
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Bosnia and Herzegovina leader Bakir Izetbegovic meets with Prince Sultan bin Salman at the State Presidency office in Sarajevo on July 16, 2018. (SPA)
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Bosnia and Herzegovina leader Bakir Izetbegovic showing pictures to Prince Sultan bin Salman at the State Presidency office in Sarajevo on July 16, 2018. (SPA)
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Bosnia and Herzegovina leader Bakir Izetbegovic welcomes Prince Sultan bin Salman in Sarajevo on July 16, 2018. (SPA)
Updated 17 July 2018
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Saudi Commission on Tourism and Heritage chief on official visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina 

JEDDAH: Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), expressed King Salman’s sincere greetings to the people and the government of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

He visited the Balkan state upon the instructions of King Salman, who is keen to bolster ties with the country and open new horizons of cooperation between both states.

Prince Sultan was received by the chairman of the presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bakir Izetbegovic, at his office in the capital, Sarajevo. 

Izetbegovic expressed personal appreciation, as well as that of his government, for the role of the Kingdom in assisting his country overcome difficult post-war situations and start rebuilding the nation through political and economic stability and development. 

He lauded the pivotal role played by King Salman at that stage, making him an exceptional personality to the Bosnian people.

Izetbegovic said he is going forward to further enhance fraternal in all humanitarian fields and contacts at the people-to-people and legacy levels, which is parallel or even surpasses the importance of enhancing economic relations, now seen as steadily proceeding.

Later, Prince Sultan met Bosnian Minister of Civil Affairs Adil Osmanovic, and they reviewed the cooperation fields between the two countries in all fields.


Saudi Arabia’s KSRelief chief meets UN humanitarian coordinator for Yemen

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Saudi Arabia’s KSRelief chief meets UN humanitarian coordinator for Yemen

JEDDAH: Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, general supervisor of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), met on Saturday with Lise Grande, the UN’s humanitarian coordinator for Yemen, at the center’s headquarters in Riyadh.
They discussed means of cooperating and providing support to the mechanism of humanitarian and relief work in Yemen.
They also reviewed operations taking place on the ground, as well as subjects of common interest.
Al-Rabeeah showcased the humanitarian assistance provided by KSRelief in Yemen, and the 321 projects it has implemented there so far.
Topics discussed included the $500 million grant from Saudi Arabia and the UAE to the UN “to alleviate the suffering of the brotherly Yemeni people in 2018,” he said.
“We also examined the mechanism ensuring that humanitarian assistance reaches all Yemenis without exception,” he added.
“The meeting looked into ways to avoid Houthi violations when it comes to humanitarian aid, especially those related to the looting of aid provided by the World Food Programme (WFP),” Al-Rabeeah said, adding that they discussed “our strategic partnership” in 2019 and alleviating the famine in Yemen.
Grande said the meeting was of great importance, adding: “It discussed the famine in Yemen, possible solutions, and how to provide rapid assistance to the Yemeni people.”
She said: “The Kingdom’s contribution through KSRelief is crucial. The center provided us with tips on how to put an end to the famine in Yemen.”
She added: “We have to help Yemeni families so they can have a proper source of income. We seek to develop the work environment to facilitate the task for humanitarian workers.”
Grande stressed the importance of addressing all violations, and expressed her happiness at Yemeni officials agreeing to allow the WFP to use a fingerprint system to identify beneficiaries.