Conjoined twins from Libya arrive in Saudi Arabia

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The children were transferred to the King Abdullah Children Specialist Hospital in Riyadh. (SPA)
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The children were transferred to the King Abdullah Children Specialist Hospital in Riyadh. (SPA)
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The children were transferred to the King Abdullah Children Specialist Hospital in Riyadh. (SPA)
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The children were transferred to the King Abdullah Children Specialist Hospital in Riyadh. (SPA)
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The children were transferred to the King Abdullah Children Specialist Hospital in Riyadh. (SPA)
Updated 09 October 2019

Conjoined twins from Libya arrive in Saudi Arabia

  • The case of Ahmed and Mohammed is being studied as part of the Saudi National Siamese Twins Separation Program

RIYADH: Libyan conjoined twins have arrived in the Kingdom following directives from King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to study their case and the possibility of separating them, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The children, Ahmed and Mohammed, were transferred to the King Abdullah Children Specialist Hospital in Riyadh. Their parents, who accompanied the boys, thanked the Saudi leadership for its warm welcome, hospitality and interest.
The supervisor general of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center and renowned pediatric surgeon, Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, said the Kingdom’s initiative was in recognition of the difficult circumstances facing Libya.
He added that the initiative also reflected the humanitarian role played by the Kingdom’s leadership in dozens of countries that needed help and assistance with such cases.
The case of Ahmed and Mohammed is being studied as part of the Saudi National Siamese Twins Separation Program.

 

 


OIC, GCC chiefs discuss boosting cooperation

Updated 10 July 2020

OIC, GCC chiefs discuss boosting cooperation

RIYADH: The secretaries-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) met in Riyadh for talks on further strengthening ties between the two bodies.

Head of the OIC, Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen, congratulated his GCC counterpart, Dr. Naif bin Falah Al-Hajraf, on his appointment to the position earlier this year.

During the meeting, they discussed joint implementation mechanisms for the OIC-GCC cooperation agreement and exchanged views on regional issues relevant to member states of both organizations.

Meanwhile, Al-Othaimeen spoke by phone with the former GCC secretary-general and current Bahraini minister of foreign affairs, Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani. Their conversation touched on the OIC’s efforts to help stop the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in member states.

In relation to the organization of this year’s Hajj season, Al-Zayani praised the decisive actions of Saudi Arabia aimed at protecting Muslim pilgrims from the health threat posed by the COVID-19 outbreak.