Saudi deputy defense minister, UN envoy discuss Yemen’s stability

Martin Griffiths, left, and Prince Khalid bin Salman. (SPA photos)
Updated 10 May 2019

Saudi deputy defense minister, UN envoy discuss Yemen’s stability

  • KSRelief has implemented 330 projects, worth almost $2 billion, in Yemen in partnership with 80 UN agencies and international and local NGOs.

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman met UN Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths to discuss latest developments in the war-ravaged country on Thursday.

During the meeting in Riyadh, they reasserted the Kingdom’s support for the UN’s efforts to reach a political solution in Yemen and its keenness to provide support and assistance for civilians caught up in the conflict. 

They stressed their commitment to ensuring the return of security and stability to Yemen, and to preserving both its sovereignty and unity. 

Griffiths praised the outstanding humanitarian support being provided by Saudi Arabia, specifically through bodies like the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief).

They also discussed developments and the implementation of the Stockholm Agreement around the port city of Hodeidah, as well as the actions of Iranian-backed Houthi militias which have repeatedly violated the deal.

 

 


Drive to improve traffic safety launched in Saudi Arabia

Saudi security control traffic in Makkah province, Saudi Arabia. (REUTERS file photo)
Updated 25 min 36 sec ago

Drive to improve traffic safety launched in Saudi Arabia

  • Approximately 1.25 million people die each year globally as a result of road accidents

JEDDAH: As part of its campaign to reduce the high number of casualties on its roads Saudi Arabia is hosting the 5th International Traffic Safety Forum and Exhibition, which opens on Feb. 10 in the Sheraton Dammam Hotel & Convention Centre.
The three-day event, which is organised by the Saudi Society for Traffic Safety (SALAMAH), offers participants the opportunity to learn about international experience in the use of transportation technologies and traffic safety initiatives and to examine how to transfer innovative smart transport systems to Saudi Arabia.
SALAMAH is working in collaboration with the Ministry of Transport, Imam Abdul Rahman bin Faisal University, Saudi Aramco, Traffic Safety Council in the Eastern Province, National Road Safety Centre and Ministry of Education. The forum and exhibition is under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Saud Bin Naif Bin Abdul Aziz, governor of the Eastern Province.
Approximately 1.25 million people die each year globally as a result of road accidents. Given that the Kingdom has one of the highest rates of road deaths in the world, the government is looking to reduce the number of traffic casualties by 50 percent under the National Transformation Program (NTP) 2020.