Saudi Arabia’s global humanitarian efforts lauded

Saudi Arabia gave the country 50 tons of dates as a gift from the Saudi government. (SPA)
Updated 11 February 2019
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Saudi Arabia’s global humanitarian efforts lauded

  • Tajikistan is the second-biggest recipient of KSRelief aid after Yemen

JEDDAH: The deputy chairman of the Committee of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan, Dr. Abdul Ghaffar A’lem Zadah, on Sunday lauded the Kingdom’s efforts under the leadership of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to provide relief to the people in distress all over the world.
He expressed these views in a press statement released after the departure of Dr. Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Samil, an undersecretary of the Saudi Islamic Affairs Ministry. Al-Samil was on an official visit to Tajikistan.
Since its establishment in 2015, the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has implemented 469 projects in 42 countries worldwide. Tajikistan is the second-biggest recipient of KSRelief aid after Yemen.
The center has helped people affected by earthquakes and floods in Tajikistan, and cooperated with the Tajik Red Crescent and other bodies to implement several important projects.
KSRelief gave the country 50 tons of dates as a gift from the Saudi government, and is donating state-of-the-art equipment to the Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense in Tajikistan.
Recently, KSRelief signed agreements with Tajikistan’s Emergency and Civil Defense Committee and the Land Reclamation and Irrigation Agency to support relief projects for people affected by seasonal floods and other natural disasters.
Under the agreement, the center will extend financial assistance for the purchase of necessary equipment and formation of rapid response teams.


Bollywood comes to Saudi Arabia

Updated 27 min 46 sec ago
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Bollywood comes to Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia will host several concerts featuring major Bollywood performers after the General Entertainment Authority (GEA) signed two memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with Indian entertainment companies on Wednesday.
The agreements were reached during the Saudi-Indian Forum that was held in the latter’s capital, New Delhi, during the visit of the Kingdom’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the South Asian nation.
Over 400 people attended the opening day of the forum, including government officials and businessmen from both countries. It included an exhibition called “Invest in Saudi Arabia,” in which several Saudi companies showcased their services, expertise and missions to their Indian counterparts, to facilitate investment from the subcontinent in the Kingdom’s burgeoning private sector.
The MoUs, signed by the GEA’s chief information officer, Ibrahim Al-Moqbil, were agreed with the creative agency Totem Spot FZE, to plan Bollywood concerts in the Kingdom in 2019, and entertainment agency BToS Productions, to manage the concerts for the Bollywood stars, as well as for other international musicians performing in Saudi Arabia later this year.