KSRelief gifts dates to Indonesia and Pakistan

100 tons of dates were gifted. (SPA)
Updated 18 May 2019
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KSRelief gifts dates to Indonesia and Pakistan

  • Al-Thaqafi said that the dates’ shipment was a reflection of the good relations between the two countries

JAKARTA: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSRelief) gifted 100 tons to the Indonesian government on Friday as well as 80 tons of dates to Pakistan, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The fruit was handed over in the presence of Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Indonesia Essam Abed Al-Thaqafi, Social Empowerment Director General at the Indonesian Ministry of Social Affairs Bibin Nizaruddin, a representative from the Saudi Ministry of Finance, embassy staff, and KSRelief’s team.

Al-Thaqafi said that the dates’ shipment was a reflection of the good relations between the two countries.

Nizaruddin thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, saying the dates would be distributed to beneficiaries in different cities.

The gift is part of the Kingdom’s programs to help friendly countries and distribute aid to the neediest families in different parts of the world.

KSRelief also delivered 80 tons of dates to the World Food Program (WFP) to be distributed to needy people in Pakistan.

WFP Pakistan Country Director Finbarr Curran signed the delivery memo of the dates’ shipment at the Saudi Embassy in Islamabad in the presence of the Saudi ambassador to Pakistan, Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki, and the director of KSRelief in Pakistan, Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Othmani.

Al-Malki said: “This project is a continuation of the support provided by the government of Saudi Arabia to the people of Pakistan under the directives of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

“The Kingdom is keen to stand by its brothers in Pakistan in all the tribulations and difficulties they are going through.”
 


Riyadh, Beirut stress need to confront Islamic extremism

Updated 20 June 2019
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Riyadh, Beirut stress need to confront Islamic extremism

  • Saudi-Lebanese Parliamentary Friendship Committee reaffirms the importance of restoring peace and harmony among all Arab countries

BEIRUT: A delegation from the Saudi Shoura Council, headed by Saleh bin Manea Al-Khalewi, began an official visit to Lebanon on Tuesday, meeting President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Saad Hariri.

It is the first visit of the council to Lebanon, to convene the first meeting of the Saudi-Lebanese Parliamentary Friendship Committee, headed by Tammam Salam.

Aoun praised “the fraternal relations between Lebanon and Saudi Arabia,” and reaffirmed “the paramount importance of restoring peace and harmony among all Arab countries, for the benefit of all,” wishing to establish “peace on solid foundations based on the principle of respect for the vital interests of every country.”

He underlined that political differences should not allow deviation from the principles of the Arab League charter, and hailed Saudi Arabia’s recent decision to lift the ban on its citizens traveling to Lebanon in time for the summer season, hoping that the “Kingdom witnesses further success and growth.

“Lebanon is more than ready to cooperate in all areas to achieve this end, especially in the presence of an important Lebanese community in the Kingdom that contributed to its prosperity,” he added.

Al-Khalewi underscored the “historic relations between the two countries and the two brotherly peoples,” emphasizing the importance of the ongoing support provided by the Kingdom to Lebanon. He also praised Aoun’s keenness to build Arab solidarity and consensus.

The committee discussed means of developing cooperation in legislative sectors in the two countries, serving the goal of greater Arab solidarity. Delegates agreed on the need for stability and peace in Arab countries, and the need to confront Islamic extremism leading to domestic and international acts of terrorism.