Polish marshal praises Saudi Arabia’s role in global relief, humanitarian work

Saudi and Polish officials meet in Warsaw on Wednesday. (SPA)
Updated 14 November 2018

Polish marshal praises Saudi Arabia’s role in global relief, humanitarian work

JEDDAH: The marshal (speaker) of the Senate of Poland, Stanislaw Karchevsky, praised the work of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) and the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 when he met Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, KSRelief’s general supervisor, on Wednesday in the Polish capital of Warsaw.
Al-Rabeeah highlighted in detail the Kingdom’s humanitarian and relief efforts, which are carried out by KSRelief and have benefited 42 countries in four continents.
He also highlighted that KSRelief has implemented 294 humanitarian and relief projects in all Yemeni governorates.
Karchevsky hailed the Kingdom’s international role on all political, economic and humanitarian levels and expressed his admiration for Vision 2030, which he described as an ambitious vision that would give the Kingdom an important role in the global economy.
He pointed out that KSRelief, with its international role, has won the appreciation of the Polish government.
Al-Rabeeah also met the deputy marshal of the Sejm (parliament) of Poland, Beata Mazurek, and presented the humanitarian efforts of KSRelief in Yemen and other countries.
During the meeting, Al-Rabeeah and Mazurek discussed humanitarian and relief issues in Yemen and the main challenges that limit and restrict humanitarian action.
Mazurek hailed Saudi Arabia’s efforts in Yemen and other countries to alleviate the suffering of those affected.
She emphasized that the Kingdom is a strategic partner of Poland on all levels and in all fields and that the relationship between the two countries is friendly and a lasting partnership.


Saudi health minister promises to procure tested vaccine

Saudi Health Minister Tawfiq Al-Rabiah. (AP)
Updated 20 October 2020

Saudi health minister promises to procure tested vaccine

  • COVID-19 cases continue to decline in Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: Saudi Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah on Monday said the Kingdom will procure vaccine for the novel coronavirus once it is confirmed to be safe and effective.

He said research on the vaccine is underway in a number of countries and the Saudi health authorities are following the developments.
The number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases continues to decline in the Kingdom with the recovery rate from the illness rising to 96 percent. The minister attributed the decline on the “commitment to health precautions.”
“I also thank my fellow health practitioners for their wonderful efforts,” Al-Rabiah said.
Commenting on the second and stronger wave of COVID-19 in some countries, he said it was due to a lack of “commitment to social distancing” and failure to wear masks and taking other precautions.
He ruled out any leniency on part of the government in its fight against the virus. The minister said it is necessary to abide by precautionary measures to keep the virus at bay.

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• Saudi Arabia recorded 381 new infections on Monday.

• With 16 new fatalities, the virus-related death toll has risen to 5,201.

“We (all) are in one boat, and the failure of some affects everyone, so we must work together” to check the spread of the virus.
He also advised people who show COVID-19 symptoms to visit Tetamman (rest assured) clinics.
“Appointments can be made through the ministry’s Sehaty app, and anyone who has any questions or wants to consult a doctor can call 937,” the minister said.
Saudi Arabia recorded 381 new infections on Monday. The total number of COVID-19 cases has reached 348,583 since the beginning of the outbreak in the Kingdom.
The Health Ministry said 16 more people died due to complications caused by the virus raising the death toll to 5,201. The ministry also reported 357 new recoveries. The total number of recovered cases has now increased to 328,895.