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.