King Salman orders $15 million aid for Myanmar Rohingya refugees

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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman (SPA)
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Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, supervisor general of the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid (KSRelief), speaks during a conference in Washington on Monday. (SPA)
Updated 20 September 2017
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King Salman orders $15 million aid for Myanmar Rohingya refugees

DUBAI: Saudi’s King Salman has ordered the payment of $15 million aid for the Rohingya refugees fleeing from Myanmar as a result of genocide and torture.
The announcement came in a statement to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) following a meeting of the Saudi Cabinet, which was briefed by Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabiah, general supervisor of Riyadh-based King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid on the situation in Myanmar with the Muslim minority Rohingya refugees that have been forced to flee.
The Saudi Cabinet renewed the Kingdom’s calls on the international community to take urgent action to stop the attacks and to allow the Myanmar Muslim minority their basic human rights.
Rohingya Muslims have lived in Myanmar for generations, but have recently been forced to flee as they are attacked in their homes, following a succession of attacks carried out by Muslim militants in August.
Security forces and allied mobs carried out retaliation attacks, burning down the homes of thousands of Rohingya Muslims, forcing 417,000 people to flee to neighboring Bangladesh.
Also attending were members of the National Council on US-Arab Relations and the Committee on cooperation between US Partnerships and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries at the US House of Representatives in Washington.


New Sudanese PM seeks cooperation with Saudi Arabia

Sudan's prime minister Abdalla Hamdok. (Reuters)
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New Sudanese PM seeks cooperation with Saudi Arabia

  • Dr. Abdullah Hamdouk thanked Saudi Arabia for its recent generous support for flood-stricken areas and people in Sudan

JEDDAH: Sudan’s newly appointed Prime Minister Dr. Abdullah Hamdouk vowed to establish cooperative relations with Saudi Arabia in various fields, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
He lauded the reforms being implemented by the Saudi government. Hamdouk also praised the decades-long Saudi support and relief for the people of Sudan.
He said his government seeks a new era of cooperation and investment to achieve the mutual interests of both countries, and promised to pay an official visit to the Kingdom as soon as possible.
Hamdouk called for joint initiatives to achieve regional peace and security, especially around the Red Sea. He thanked the Kingdom for its recent generous support for flood-stricken areas and people in Sudan.