Saudi Arabia’s aid agency distributes Eid gifts in Yemen

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A kid with Eid gift distributed by KSRelief (supplied)
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Children with Eid gifts distributed by KSrelief (supplied)
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The center said the gifts were distributed to 200 families, including 600 orphans and internally displaced people in Al-Mahrah. (SPA)
Updated 14 August 2019

Saudi Arabia’s aid agency distributes Eid gifts in Yemen

  • KSRelief also launched its Eid Kiswa project in the Tuban and Al-Houta districts of Lahij and to mark the festive occasion

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) distributed the Eid Kiswa (gifts) among children in Yemen as part of its Your Happiness is Our Happiness program in the war-torn country.
“KSRelief has distributed toys, clothing and other items to children in the Al-Ghaydah and Huswain districts of Al-Mahrah governorate,” said the KSRelief media center.
The center said the gifts were distributed to 200 families, including 600 orphans and internally displaced people (IDPs) in Al-Mahrah.
As part of the project, KSRelief also distributed toys, clothing and other gift items to children in the Al-Hazam district in Al-Jawf governorate, to IDPs from Hodeidah and Raymah, and to children at a center for special needs in Al-Jawf.
KSRelief also launched its Eid Kiswa project in the Tuban and Al-Houta districts of Lahij and to mark the festive occasion. Gifts were handed out to children in 303 families, including 319 orphans, children with special needs and IDPs.
The center also implemented its project to distribute gifts, toys, clothing and others in the Hadibu district of Socotra Island. The gifts were distributed among 80 families and included 210 orphans, IDPs and others in need.


Saudi minister hails ‘special relationship’ with Japan

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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.”