KSRelief gifts dates to Indonesia and Pakistan

100 tons of dates were gifted. (SPA)
Updated 18 May 2019

KSRelief gifts dates to Indonesia and Pakistan

  • Al-Thaqafi said that the dates’ shipment was a reflection of the good relations between the two countries

JAKARTA: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSRelief) gifted 100 tons to the Indonesian government on Friday as well as 80 tons of dates to Pakistan, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The fruit was handed over in the presence of Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Indonesia Essam Abed Al-Thaqafi, Social Empowerment Director General at the Indonesian Ministry of Social Affairs Bibin Nizaruddin, a representative from the Saudi Ministry of Finance, embassy staff, and KSRelief’s team.

Al-Thaqafi said that the dates’ shipment was a reflection of the good relations between the two countries.

Nizaruddin thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, saying the dates would be distributed to beneficiaries in different cities.

The gift is part of the Kingdom’s programs to help friendly countries and distribute aid to the neediest families in different parts of the world.

KSRelief also delivered 80 tons of dates to the World Food Program (WFP) to be distributed to needy people in Pakistan.

WFP Pakistan Country Director Finbarr Curran signed the delivery memo of the dates’ shipment at the Saudi Embassy in Islamabad in the presence of the Saudi ambassador to Pakistan, Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki, and the director of KSRelief in Pakistan, Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Othmani.

Al-Malki said: “This project is a continuation of the support provided by the government of Saudi Arabia to the people of Pakistan under the directives of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

“The Kingdom is keen to stand by its brothers in Pakistan in all the tribulations and difficulties they are going through.”
 


Saudi Arabia appoints new FM, transport minister

Updated 23 October 2019

Saudi Arabia appoints new FM, transport minister

  • Saudi Arabia appointed Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Faisal foreign minister
  • Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser was appointed transport minister

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia appointed Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Faisal foreign minister and Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser transport minister, according to royal decrees published by Saudi Press Agency on Wednesday.

Amongst the other decrees, Saleh Mohammed Al-Othaim was appointed deputy head of the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority, whilst Abdullah bin Sharaf Al-Ghamdi was appointed head of the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority.

Tariq Abdullah Al-Sheddi was appointed head of the National Data Management Office, and Essam Abdullah Al-Waqit was appointed director of the National Information Center. 

Ibrahim Al-Assaf was relieved of his post as Saudi minister of foreign affairs, and Nabil bin Mohammed Al-Amoudi was relieved of his position as minister of transport.