Brig. Gen. Turki bin Khwaitem Al-Mutairi, commander of the Civil Defense in Riyadh

Brig. Gen. Turki bin Khwaitem Al-Mutairi
Updated 12 August 2019

Brig. Gen. Turki bin Khwaitem Al-Mutairi, commander of the Civil Defense in Riyadh

Brig. Gen. Turki bin Khwaitem Al-Mutairi has been the commander of the Civil Defense in Riyadh since August 2015. He previously worked in a number of field administrations, the institute of the Civil Defense and headed various divisions.
The Saudi Civil Defense is one of the most important forces involved in the safety of pilgrims. Its efforts in every aspect of Hajj are vital to its smooth progression.
Prior to Arafat Day, the Civil Defense completed all preparations to ensure the safety of worshippers.
Al-Mutairi confirmed the readiness of the Civil Defense forces to manage the millions of pilgrims during Hajj, highlighting that the force has studied, analyzed and identified all possible risks and the ideal ways to address them.
He said: “Civil Defense personnel have been trained and prepared to handle all possible accidents. They have undergone intensive training programs, virtual experiments and field applications at the sites in which they are based during Hajj.”
Al-Mutairi added that specialized officers have carried out civil protection procedures in Arafat, emphasizing that they have considerable experience in risk analysis, identification and reporting.
“There are also plans for civil protection, including evacuation, accommodation, medical evacuation and normalizing situations. There are also support plans for Arafat and other holy places, including Muzdalifah and Mina, on the days following the Day of Arafat,” he said.


Saudi envoy receives Libyan ambassador to the UN

Updated 18 January 2020

Saudi envoy receives Libyan ambassador to the UN

NEW YORK: Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, Saudi Arabia’s permanent representative to the UN, held talks in New York with Taher El-Sonni, Libya’s UN ambassador and permanent representative. 

The two sides discussed issues of mutual concern and latest political developments in the region. 

Al-Mouallimi congratulated El-Sonni for his new apppointment and conveyed the Saudi leadership’s best wishes for prosperity, stability and progress to the Libyan people. 

Al-Mouallimi reiterated Saudi Arabia’s rejection of any foreign interference in the Libyan affairs, adding that Riyadh will continue to push all concerned parties to reach a political solution that guarantees the unity of Libya and saves
people’s lives.