Kingdom donates SR50m for Yemeni refugees in Djibouti

Updated 15 October 2015
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Kingdom donates SR50m for Yemeni refugees in Djibouti

RIYADH: The Kingdom has donated another SR50 million for humanitarian aid to Yemeni refugees and constructed 300 housing units for Yemeni refugees in Djibouti.

Speaking to the press during his visit to the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Work on Tuesday, Yemeni Vice President Khalid Bahah said the Saudi government is doing its best to look after the Yemeni refugees in Yemen.
In May, the Riyadh-based King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Work and UNICEF signed a memorandum of understanding here today to relieve Yemeni refugees in Djibouti.
Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, supervisor general of the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Work, and Ibrahim Al-Zeeg, UNICEF representative, co-signed for the two parties.
In remarks following the signing ceremony, which was attended by Djibouti’s ambassador and a number of dignitaries in charge of humanitarian relief delivery to the world’s needy children, the center’s spokesman Raafat Al-Sabbagh urged all world benevolent organizations and charities to cooperate with the King Salman Relief Center to provide relief for needy Yemenis elsewhere.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Al-Rabeeah said that Saudi Arabia is duty bound to help the Yemeni brothers since the two countries have enjoyed age-long relations.
He said that the center is keen on rehabilitation work for the Yemeni refugees, and medical and educational facilities will be provided to them to make their living comfortable in their host country.


UAE, Egypt and Bahrain commend Saudi Arabia’s decrees on Khashoggi case

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UAE, Egypt and Bahrain commend Saudi Arabia’s decrees on Khashoggi case

  • UAE, Egypt and Bahrain issued statements commending Saudi Arabia's royal decrees
  • Saudi Arabia’s highest religious body, the Council of Senior Scholars, said the king’s decisions “achieve justice and equality”

JEDDAH: Gulf Arab allies have backed the royal decrees issued Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Saturday involving the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

UAE

The UAE on Saturday backed Saudi Arabia’s statements, the official news agency WAM said.

The Gulf Arab state “commends directives and decisions of Saudi King Salman on the issue of Kashoggi,” WAM said on Twitter.

The announcement also said that Saudi Arabia and its leadership is a state of institutions based on justice and equity.

Saudi Council of Senior Scholars

Saudi Arabia’s highest religious body, the Council of Senior Scholars, on Saturday said the king’s decisions on the death of Khashoggi “achieve justice and equality in accordance with Islamic law”, according to a statement on state news agency SPA.

Egypt

Egypt praised what it called the "decisive" and "brave" actions taken by the king.
"Egypt sees that the brave and decisive decisions and actions taken by the Saudi King over this matter align with his majesty's approach that respects the principles of law and applications of effective justice," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
It also offered its condolences to Khashoggi's family and said it was confident the investigation would reveal the truth. 

Bahrain

Bahrain praised decisions made by the Saudi king to establish justice, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV reported.

“Saudi Arabia will remain a state of justice, values and principles,” an official statement quote by the channel said.

Palestine

Palestine commended King Salman's decisions to affirm justice and fairness.

Yemen

Yemen on Saturday praised decisions made by King Salman in relation to Khashoggi's death , according to the legitimate government’s state news agency.