KSRelief  hands over $10 million grant to Mauritius ruling party

The supervisor general of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center, Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, receives Shaukat Ali Soudhan, president of the ruling party of the Republic of Mauritius, at the center’s headquarters in Riyadh on Sunday. (SPA)
Updated 12 May 2019

KSRelief  hands over $10 million grant to Mauritius ruling party

 

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center'a (KSRelief) supervisor general, Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, on Sunday handed over a grant of $10 million to the president of the ruling party of the Republic of Mauritius, Shaukat Ali Soudhan, to help establish a rapid response system in the wake of a natural disaster. 

A deal was also signed to distribute 50 tons of dates in Mauritius. The KSRelief chief said the $10 million grant is to help alleviate the suffering of people affected by the hurricane.

The visiting dignitary thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for their generosity. Soudhan also highlighted a number of measures the Kingdom has taken to cement ties with Mauritius and to help the people of the country. 

 


Saudi minister hails ‘special relationship’ with Japan

Updated 22 October 2019

Saudi minister hails ‘special relationship’ with Japan

  • “We share common values,” said Majid Al-Qasabi

TOKYO: Saudi Arabia has a “special relationship” with Japan, which is “reliable strategic partner and friend” of the Kingdom, the Saudi Minister for Commerce and Investment Majid Al-Qasabi said on Monday.

The minister was speaking at the launch in Tokyo of the Japanese-language online edition of Arab News, in the latest stage of its global expansion. The event came on the eve of Tuesday’s ceremonial enthronement of Emperor Naruhito in the Japanese capital. “This is a great opportunity, a moment in history,” Al-Qasabi said.

The news website, published in Japanese and English, will focus on enabling the exchange of information between Japan and the Arab world in business, current affairs, and arts and culture. “It will be good to have news in Japanese so many Japanese can read about the Arab world,” Japan’s Defense Minister Taro Kono said at the launch.

Common values

“We share common values, we have a high respect for the elders and we think that the family is very important … to me we are friends and I think we need to work together.

“In order to do that we need to know what people in the Middle East are actually thinking, what is happening on a daily basis, and we haven’t got the source for that — but now Arab News is in Japan.

“This is a very good means to exchange information between the Middle East and Japan, so I am very much looking forward to it.”