KSRelief chief attends meeting to confront natural disasters

The project also aims to help the Yemeni people overcome the humanitarian tragedies caused by the spread of mines, Al-Rabeeah said. (AFP)
Updated 12 October 2018
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KSRelief chief attends meeting to confront natural disasters

  • Al-Rabeeah stressed the importance of the meeting in enhancing cooperation between KSRelief and the member states of the International Civil Defence Organisation, and the need to train and equip the Yemeni Civil Defense

JEDDAH: Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, general supervisor of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSRelief), participated on Friday in the second tripartite meeting held in Geneva to follow up on joint efforts to confront natural disasters and crises.
The meeting was attended by the secretary-general of the International Civil Defence Organisation, Dr. Vladimir Kuvshinov, and the director general of the Saudi Civil Defense, Lt. Gen. Suleiman bin Abdullah Al-Amro.
Al-Rabeeah stressed the importance of the meeting in enhancing cooperation between KSRelief and the member states of the International Civil Defence Organisation, and the need to train and equip the Yemeni Civil Defense. 
KSRelief has implemented relief projects in 42 countries, particularly Yemen, he said. One of the programs in Yemen involves efforts by Saudi and international experts “to remove mines randomly planted by Houthi militias, especially in the governorates of Marib, Aden, Sanaa and Taiz,” he added.
“The project also aims to help the Yemeni people overcome the humanitarian tragedies caused by the spread of mines.”
Also on Friday, KSRelief distributed hot meals to displaced people in Syria, and organized vocational training courses for poor families in Yemen’s Shabwa governorate.
The project in Shabwa aims to train 100 people from poor families in four vocations: Hairdressing, sewing, making pastries and sweets, and making perfume.
Earlier this week, KSRelief inaugurated a new building of the Republican Education Center of the Emergency and Civil Defense in the Tajik capital Dushanbe. 
KSRelief inaugurated several other projects in Tajikistan, alleviating the great economic and humanitarian losses caused by heavy rainfall and melting snow, Al-Rabeeah said.


UAE body lauds Saudi Arabia’s efforts at enhancing security

Updated 17 January 2019
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UAE body lauds Saudi Arabia’s efforts at enhancing security

  • “The Kingdom acts as a safety net for the Arab and Islamic worlds,” says Federal National Council chair

JEDDAH: A prominent member of the UAE Federal National Council (FNC) has praised the Kingdom’s efforts at enhancing security and development.

Amal Al-Qubaisi, FNC chairperson and speaker, met with members of the Saudi Shoura Council during a delegation visit to the UAE headed by Ahmed Al-Ghamdi, deputy chairman of the Saudi-Emirati Parliamentary Friendship Committee.

Al-Qubaisi reiterated that unity on various regional and international issues enhances security and stability.

“The Kingdom acts as a safety net for the Arab and Islamic worlds,” she said during a meeting at the FNC headquarters in Abu Dhabi. “King Salman is a father figure to both the Saudi and Emirati people.”

Al-Qubaisi said Saudi-Emirati strategic relations are reflected in coordination efforts between the Shoura Council and the FNC and commended the work of Shoura Council Chairman Abdullah Al-Asheikh.

Al-Ghamdi said strong fraternal relations between the two countries would strengthen regional unity and counter foreign actors attempting to sow the seeds of discord.

He also reiterated that the two nations share a common history, lineage and culture.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed ways that the council and FNC could enhance parliamentary relations.

The delegation also met with the Gulf Cooperation Council Parliamentary Friendship Group, which was headed by Mohammed Al-Ameri, chairman of the FNC Defense, Interior and Foreign Affairs Committee. FNC Secretary-General Ahmed Al-Dhaheri was also present at the meeting.

Delegation members also partially attended a regular FNC session, in which they got a glimpse into the council’s day-to-day operations.