Saudi Arabia to provide specialist centers to aid child custody laws

In this file photo, Saudi women and a child walk along a street in Riyadh. (File photo: AFP)
Updated 02 October 2018
0

Saudi Arabia to provide specialist centers to aid child custody laws

  • The ministry signed agreements with two non-profit institutes to form an initiative called “Shaml”
  • The centers will offer services related to child custody laws as well as providing social and psychological support to parents and children

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Justice has ordered the provision of specialized centers to help implement child custody and visitation laws in Saudi Arabia.
Waleed Al-Samaani said the ministry signed agreements with two non-profit institutes to form an initiative called “Shaml” or unity to provide centers to implement custody laws.
The initiative aims to create a suitable environment for families without needing to enforce such laws in courts or duty stations. It comes as part of Saudi Arabia’s National Transformation plan 2020, to fulfill Vision 2030.
The centers will offer services related to child custody laws as well as providing social and psychological support to parents and children to reduce tension and protect child rights.


Azerbaijani envoy highlights KSRelief efforts

Updated 12 min 8 sec ago
0

Azerbaijani envoy highlights KSRelief efforts

  • Saudi Arabia has spent more than $100 million in recent years on humanitarian and development aid to Azerbaijan

RIYADH: Shahin Abdullaye, Azerbaijan’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia, has praised the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) for its “distinguished and professional humanitarian work around the globe.”

Abdullaye met with Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, KSRelief’s supervisor general, at the center’s headquarters on Wednesday to discuss the center’s relief efforts, including its humanitarian programs in Azerbaijan.

The envoy praised the “distinguished professional level shown by KSRelief in dealing with people in distress.”

The center’s efforts helped affected countries and peoples around the world, especially Azerbaijan, he said.

The Kingdom has spent more than $100 million in recent years on humanitarian and development aid to the republic, including shelter and humanitarian logistics, support for education, and rehabilitation of the water and sanitation system.

Saudi Arabia recognized Azerbaijan’s independence on Dec. 30, 1991, and was one of the first countries to provide active humanitarian assistance.

For five years from 1994 the Kingdom repeatedly provided refugees with food, medicine and other necessities.

In 2002, as part of a project to build secondary schools in Baku, the Saudi Fund for Development extended a loan of SR35.7 million ($9.5 million) to Azerbaijan.

Three years later the Saudi government offered Azerbaijan $50,000 in financial aid for demining operations and rehabilitation of people in liberated territories of the country.