Saud attends GCC meeting in Manama

Updated 08 November 2012
0

Saud attends GCC meeting in Manama

Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal yesterday attended a GCC ministerial council meeting, which is expected to discuss major regional and international issues.
Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa opened the session, thanking the efforts exerted by Prince Saud during his presidency last year.
Shaikh Khalid hoped for next successful session of the GCC Supreme Council, commending the wise vision of the GCC leaders in the light of their belief in the objectives, principles and achievements of the GCC since its inception.
“Though this session is ordinary, the nature of political situation and security threats around us, make this session very important to prepare for the GCC Supreme Council Summit in December,” he said.
The ministerial council meeting discussed the political, economic, social, environment, education and health issues. It also reviewed the strategic talks between the GCC and Morocco and Jordan.


Saudi Red Crescent launches app to use in emergency

The app users can send an urgent distress signal in extreme emergencies to the Red Crescent. (SPA)
Updated 20 min 31 sec ago
0

Saudi Red Crescent launches app to use in emergency

  • The App allows ambulance teams to locate users and provides a list of the nearest health facilities
  • The Aseafni app also supports users with special needs — people with impaired hearing or speech

RIYADH: The Saudi Red Crescent Authority has launched the “Aseafni” application to receive emergency service requests through smartphones in six different languages, reported the Saudi Press Agency.
It is part of its efforts to provide the best emergency services across the Kingdom.
The app allows users to report an incident using a smartphone, call an emergency team, request help by sending a distress signal, and view the report’s status and track it.
It also allows ambulance teams to locate users and provides a list of the nearest health facilities, the emergency numbers of other relief agencies, and the option of logging a person’s medical history.
The Aseafni app also supports users with special needs — people with impaired hearing or speech — by allowing them to send distress signals or request an emergency service without having to make a phone call.
The app users can also send an urgent distress signal in extreme emergencies to the Red Crescent and other emergency contacts (family and friends) through the SMS service. AN Riyadh