Saudi officials receive UN Secretary General for Children and Armed Conflict in Riyadh

Saudi officials received in Riyadh on Sunday the UN Special Representative to the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba. (SPA)
Updated 28 January 2019
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Saudi officials receive UN Secretary General for Children and Armed Conflict in Riyadh

  • Virginia Gamba met several Saudi officials during her Riyadh visit

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Dr. Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf received in Riyadh on Sunday the UN Special Representative to the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba, according to the Saudi Press Agency.
During the meeting, the two officials discussed the latest developments on the regional and international arenas, as well as a number of topics of mutual interest.
Earlier on Sunday, Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, Supervisor General of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) also met the UN Special Representative.
During their meeting, they reviewed the efforts of the Arab coalition fighting to restore the legitimate Yemeni government to support, the humanitarian operations and the role of coalition forces in facilitating humanitarian work in light of violations conducted by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia.
The diplomat also reviewed a presentation from Dr. Al-Rabeeah about the relief and humanitarian work provided by KSRelief in Yemen, where the total number of projects has reached 321.
Gamba also met Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Jaber the executive manager of the Isnad Center for Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations in Yemen.


Saudi Arabia, UAE to attend US-led Palestine investment meeting

Updated 23 May 2019
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Saudi Arabia, UAE to attend US-led Palestine investment meeting

  • The Palestine Liberation Organization and Islamist group Hamas have called for an Arab boycott of the meeting
  • Saudi Arabia has assured Arab allies that it will not endorse any US plan that fails to meet key Palestinian demands

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia and the UAE will participate in a conference next month in Bahrain aimed at encouraging investment in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, as part of US President Donald Trump’s long–awaited Israel–Palestine peace plan. 

The Peace to Prosperity conference, to be hosted on June 25–26 in cooperation with the US, has already been rebuffed by Palestinian officials and business leaders, who want their political demands met by any proposed solution to the conflict.

The Palestine Liberation Organization and Islamist group Hamas have called for an Arab boycott of the meeting.

The Saudi minister of economy and planning, Mohammed bin Majid Al–Tuwaijri, will attend, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Wednesday.

The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said Abu Dhabi would also send a delegation.

The Palestinian Authority has boycotted American peace efforts since late 2017, when Trump decided to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and recognized the latter as the capital of Israel, reversing decades of US policy.

The Trump administration has sought to enlist support from Arab governments.

But Saudi Arabia has assured Arab allies that it will not endorse any US plan that fails to meet key Palestinian demands, which include affirming East Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state, the right of return for refugees, and a freeze on Israeli settlement construction.