Saudi relief center concludes training for Yemeni women

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Around 100 women trainees were taught skills to help manage, market and sell products that will improve the living conditions of family breadwinners. (SPA)
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Around 100 women trainees were taught skills to help manage, market and sell products that will improve the living conditions of family breadwinners. (SPA)
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Around 100 women trainees were taught skills to help manage, market and sell products that will improve the living conditions of family breadwinners. (SPA)
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Around 100 women trainees were taught skills to help manage, market and sell products that will improve the living conditions of family breadwinners. (SPA)
Updated 19 March 2019
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Saudi relief center concludes training for Yemeni women

  • The center also conducted a training session on how to combat insect threats to agriculture and another in agricultural marketing

LAHIJ: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has completed a pilot project management course for women heads of households in the Yemeni governorate of Lahij.
About 100 women trainees were taught skills to help manage, market and sell products that will improve the living conditions of family breadwinners as part of the Yemen Livelihood Improvement Project.
Courses taken by trainees in past months include sewing, hairdressing and food preparation. The women trainees expressed their gratitude to KSRelief for providing them with training to improve their incomes.
Recently, the center distributed 360 food baskets, weighing 46 tons, to displaced people in Dhale governorate in Yemen, helping 3,780 people — and 300 food baskets, weighing 22 tons and 200 kg in a number of districts of Al-Jouf governorate in Yemen, helping 1,800 individuals — as part of a project to distribute 102,170 food baskets targeting nine Yemeni governorates.
The center also conducted a training session on how to combat insect threats to agriculture and another in agricultural marketing as part of training programs for the Yemen Livelihood Improvement Project.


Abdul-Mahdi: Relations between Iraq and GCC ‘must progress’

Updated 18 April 2019
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Abdul-Mahdi: Relations between Iraq and GCC ‘must progress’

  • Abdul-Mahdi and Al-Zayani discussed the development of relations between Iraq and GCC countries and issues of mutual interest
  • Abdul-Mahdi also attended the Saudi-Iraqi Business Forum, which included representatives from large Saudi companies

RIYADH: Relations between Iraq and the Gulf Cooperation Council are important and “must progress, ” Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi said on Thursday.
On the second day of his visit to Saudi Arabia, Abdul-Mahdi met with the secretary general of the GCC, Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani in Riyadh.
Abdul-Mahdi and Al-Zayani discussed the development of relations between Iraq and GCC countries and issues of mutual interest.
“Cooperation and economic relations must progress for the better,” Abdul-Mahdi said.

Saudi Arabia and Iraq have agreed to cooperate in security and intelligence matters, Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammed Ali Al-Hakim told Al Arabiya television. 
Meanwhile, Abdul-Mahdi also attended the Saudi-Iraqi Business Forum, which included representatives from large Saudi companies.
He also inaugurated an exhibition on Wednesday called “Cities Destroyed by Terrorism” that is showing at the National Museum in Riyadh. The exhibition was organised by the Minister of Culture and the Arab World Institute in Paris.
The Iraqi prime minister arrived in Riyadh on Wednesday for a two-day visit to the Kingdom. He held talks with King Salman on relations between the two countries, and later met with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.


His visit to the Kingdom “symbolizes the Iraqi government's vision in aiming to bolster ties with the Kingdom in all fields,” the Iraqi prime minister said on Facebook.
The two countries signed 13 agreements and memorandums of understanding between their various ministries. The deals covered many areas including energy, education, culture and political consultation.