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

Saudi Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Jaber meets UN special envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths on Thursday. (SPA)
Updated 21 September 2018
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Saudi envoy highlights Coalition’s support of humanitarian operations in Yemen

  • UN official briefed 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.


Saudi King oversees signing of agreements with Tunisia

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Saudi King oversees signing of agreements with Tunisia

  • King Salman and Tunisia's Prime Minister Youssef Chahed have signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) between the governments of both states

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Tunisia's Prime Minister Youssef Chahed have signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) between the governments of both states at the Al-Auja Palace in Diriyah, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The agreements were signed on the Kingdom’s side by Ahmed Aqeel Al-Khateeb of the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD), and on the Tunisian side, by Tunisian Minister of Development, Investment and International Cooperation Ziad Al-Athari. They signed a loan agreement for the implementation of the second phase of the Integrated Agricultural Development Project in Joumin, Ghazala and Sijnan in Tunisia.

The loan agreement, between the SFD and Tunisia, is aimed at improving the supply of potable water in the rural area of the Tunisian governorate of Bizerte.

A MoU was also signed to extend the Saudi grant for maintenance of the King Abdulaziz Mosque in the Tunisian capital of Tunis.