Saudi Arabia’s relief agency delivers aid to Comoros, Sudan, Yemen

Over two decades, Saudi Arabia has spent $87 billion in humanitarian aid to 81 countries. (SPA)
Updated 07 September 2019

Saudi Arabia’s relief agency delivers aid to Comoros, Sudan, Yemen

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

MORONI: A team from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) arrived on Friday in Comoros to set up a medical camp on Moheli island.
The specialties of the medical team, which will stay on the island for a week, include urology, pediatric surgery and general surgery.
Upon arrival, team members were received by the Comoros president’s adviser for Arab affairs, a representative of the country’s Foreign Ministry, and an official from the Saudi Embassy in the capital Moroni.
Meanwhile, in Khartoum KSRelief delivered medical aid to hospitals and health centers to help people affected by floods and rains.
This was done in the presence of the Saudi ambassador to Sudan, Ali bin Hassan Jafar. So far, KSRelief has distributed 227 tons of aid to Sudan’s worst-hit areas.
Jafar said the KSRelief aid is part of Saudi Arabia’s support for Sudan in all fields, including humanitarian needs.
On the Yemeni island of Socotra, KSRelief distributed 200 food baskets benefiting 154 families.
It also distributed 3,000 food baskets in Yemen’s Shabwah governorate, benefiting 1,800 people. In Syria’s Idlib province, KSRelief distributed 2,182 food baskets in several camps.
Over two decades, Saudi Arabia has spent $87 billion in humanitarian aid to 81 countries. 


Saudi minister hails ‘special relationship’ with Japan

Updated 22 October 2019

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.”