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

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.


King Salman’s guests laud Hajj facilities

They paid tribute to the guest program, which allowed them to visit the sacred places, historical sites and Islamic landmarks in Makkah and Madinah, all at the expense of King Salman. (SPA)
Updated 28 min 54 sec ago

King Salman’s guests laud Hajj facilities

  • There were 634,379 domestic pilgrims, of whom 67 percent were non-Saudi

MADINAH: A number of guests from Tunisia and Morocco, who also came as part of the program, lauded the efforts and services provided them during the season.
In statements to the Saudi Press Agency, they admired the projects in the Two Holy Mosques and the holy sites, citing them as evidence of the Kingdom’s dedication to pilgrims and its keenness to help them worship in comfort.
They paid tribute to the guest program, which allowed them to visit the sacred places, historical sites and Islamic landmarks in Makkah and Madinah, all at the expense of King Salman.
There were 2,489,406 pilgrims at this year’s Hajj, according to the General Authority for Statistics (GASTAT), and 1,855,027 of them came from outside the Kingdom. There were 634,379 domestic pilgrims, of whom 67 percent were non-Saudi.