Saudi Arabia takes part in UN bazaar to fund world’s needy

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Dr. Khaled Manzlawi, deputy permanent representative of Saudi Arabia to the UN at the pavilion. (SPA)
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The Saudi pavilion presented a range of products including handicrafts and traditional foods representing the country’s heritage. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia's UN Ambassador Abdallah Al-Mouallimi. (AP)
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The Saudi pavilion presented a range of products including handicrafts and traditional foods representing the country’s heritage. (SPA)
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The Saudi pavilion presented a range of products including handicrafts and traditional foods representing the country’s heritage. (SPA)
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The Saudi pavilion presented a range of products including handicrafts and traditional foods representing the country’s heritage. (SPA)
Updated 09 June 2019

Saudi Arabia takes part in UN bazaar to fund world’s needy

  • Saudi Arabia in two decades has already spent $87 billion in humanitarian aid to 81 countries

NEW YORK: Saudi Arabia has taken part in a high-profile global bazaar event aimed at raising vital humanitarian funds for crisis-hit countries around the world.
The permanent delegation of the Kingdom to the UN participated in the sixth UN International Bazaar, staged at the organization’s headquarters in New York.
The Saudi pavilion presented a range of products including handicrafts and traditional foods representing the country’s heritage.
Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the UN, said that the Kingdom’s participation in the event was part of the nation’s efforts in the areas of humanitarian support for needy peoples throughout the world.
Dr. Khaled Manzlawi, deputy permanent representative of Saudi Arabia to the UN, said the bazaar embodied “the spirit of brotherhood and solidarity to support the affected and the needy in countries suffering from conflict and humanitarian crises.”
The Kingdom’s support for humanitarian causes around the world stems from its policy of cooperation between nations and peoples to promote world peace and preserve human achievements disregarding religion or race.

Recently, Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, general supervisor of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) said that Saudi Arabia in two decades has already spent $87 billion in humanitarian aid to 81 countries.
He said that there had been more than 1,011 humanitarian aid programs worth $3.5 billion to 44 countries since 2014, the primary beneficiaries being Yemen, Palestine, Syria, Somalia, Pakistan, Indonesia and Iraq.


Preventive protocols issued as Saudi Arabia moves to relax curfew further

Updated 30 May 2020

Preventive protocols issued as Saudi Arabia moves to relax curfew further

RIYADH: As Saudi Arabia moved closer to Phase 2 of the gradual relaxation of coronavirus lockdown rules, the Ministry of Interior announced precautionary measures and preventive protocols for several sectors to follow.

The preventive protocols, prepared by the Ministry of Health,  covers the period from 8 Shawwal to 28 Shawwal 1441 in the Hijri calendar, corresponding to May 31 to June 20, 2020 in the Gregorian calendar.

A ministry official said the protocols are provided for mosques;  the public; petroleum, petrochemical and gas and other industries; malls and retail centers, home delivery service, among others.

The preventive protocols can be found at: https://covid19awareness.sa/archives/5460.

The MOI urged all citizens, expatriates and concerned authorities "to implement these procedures and abide by their provisions in order to preserve the safety of all".

Also on Saturday, the acting minister of economy and planning, Mohammad bin Abdullah Al-Jadaan, said the gradual lifting of the curfew "represents a new stage in the face of the global pandemic crisis and towards a gradual return to economic activities in the Kingdom to its normal levels."
 
"The decisions were taken after continuous coordination between the Ministry of Health and the concerned authorities, relying on a focused plan that seeks to balance between procedures for reopening economic activities and maintaining the stability of health and social conditions," said Jadaan, who is also the Kingdom's minister of finance.

Al-Jadaan highlighted that the government has increased – during the last period through the state’s general budget – spending on urgent and necessary requirements to face the crisis.

It has significantly strengthened the financial allocations for the Health and related services sector.

The government also launched urgent support initiatives to mitigate the impact on the private sector, supporting the economy and to preserve the jobs of citizens in economic establishments, he said in a statement carried by the SPA.