King congratulated for successful surgery

Updated 20 November 2012
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King congratulated for successful surgery

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah yesterday received congratulatory cables from regional Saudi governors on the success of a back surgery he underwent on Saturday at King Abdul Aziz Medical City. The operation, to correct “a ligamentary slackening in the upper back” of the king, ended at dawn on Sunday, said the Royal Court in statement quoted by Saudi Press Agency.
King Abdullah had undergone necessary medical tests on Saturday afternoon in preparation for the surgery, the royal court said, adding that it continued until 4.35 p.m.
“After that the surgical operation started and it continued until 3.15 a.m. on Sunday and the surgery was a success,” it added.
Crown Prince Salman received telephone calls from Arab leaders who congratulated the king on the successful surgery.
To mark the happy occasion, Prince Nawaf bin Faisal, head of the Youth Welfare Presidency, has written off all the loans given to sports federations and clubs. Eastern Province Gov. Prince Muhammad bin Fahd sent a cable on behalf of himself and people of the province, expressing his profound happiness over the operation’s success.
The governor wished the king good health and long life to continue his efforts in the service of Islam and Muslims.
Jazan Gov. Prince Muhammad bin Nasser also congratulated King Abdullah. “On behalf of Jazan people, I would like to congratulate you on the success of the surgery.”


Saudi aid center delegation takes part in UN humanitarian affairs meetings

A delegation from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSRelief) participated in the meeting of the humanitarian affairs section of the UN Economic and Social Council, in New York on Tuesday. (SPA)
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Saudi aid center delegation takes part in UN humanitarian affairs meetings

A delegation from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) was in New York on Tuesday to enhance the efficiency of humanitarian action and raise the capacities of affected and needy peoples.

The delegation participated with the Permanent Mission of Saudi Arabia to the UN in the meetings of the humanitarian affairs section of the UN Economic and Social Council, which are held annually.

The center was represented by spokesman Dr. Samer Al-Jatili, and Director of Partnerships and International Relations Dr. Yahya Al-Shammari.

This year’s meetings dealt with topics focused on making humanitarian action more systematic and coordinated.

Earlier, Saudi Arabia’s UN Ambassador Abdallah Al-Mouallimi met the delegation of KSRelief to discuss the delegation’s participation in the Council.

On Tuesday, a relief convoy of 15 trains from KSRelief moved from Jazan, targeting the people of the governorate of Hodeidah with basic foodstuff and medicines.

The head of the emergency relief department at the center, Fahad Al-Osaimi, said the convoy was carrying 284 tons of basic food baskets and 95 tons of medicines.