DiplomaticQuarter: Saudi Arabia, UAE discuss enhancing human rights cooperation

UAE Ambassador Sheikh Shakhbut bin Nahyan Al-Nahyan meets Saudi Human Rights Commission President Dr. Awwad Al-Awwad in Riyadh. (SPA)
Updated 17 October 2019

DiplomaticQuarter: Saudi Arabia, UAE discuss enhancing human rights cooperation

RIYADH: The UAE’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia met the president of the Saudi Human Rights Commission (SHRC) and discussed ways of enhancing bilateral cooperation, especially in the field of human rights.

The SHRC president, Dr. Awwad Al-Awwad, highlighted the Kingdom’s efforts under the leadership of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in supporting human rights.

He talked about developments in the Kingdom, in addition to the steps taken toward putting citizens front and center to achieve the goals in the country’s Vision 2030 reform plan. 

Ambassador Sheikh Shakhbut bin Nahyan Al-Nahyan reviewed the UAE’s efforts in protecting and promoting human rights.

The UAE and Saudi Arabia have close ties, cooperating on many issues including working to ensure peace in the region.

The UAE Embassy in April launched an exhibition to celebrate the “Year of Tolerance” at the Cultural Palace in Riyadh.

The two-day event, which was opened by the ambassador, included a panel discussion on the values of tolerance and its role in strengthening relations between all communities; the importance of developing programs for promoting cultural diversity; and the role of the economy and business sector in encouraging, empowering and supporting culture.

Al-Nahyan said at the launch: “The qualitative cultural movement in Saudi Arabia and the UAE is a message of mutual tolerance from the two brotherly countries.”


Saudi Arabia repatriation flights from US cities, Beirut bring home nationals

Updated 05 June 2020

Saudi Arabia repatriation flights from US cities, Beirut bring home nationals

  • Flights from Washington and Houston arrived at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh

DUBAI: Four more repatriation flights arrived in Saudi Arabia as part of the Kingdom’s efforts to bring back stranded citizens from coronavirus hotspots, state news agency SPA reported.
Flights from Washington and Houston arrived at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh while another two landed in King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, bringing Saudi nationals from New York and Beirut.
All precautionary measures to contain the coronavirus spread were taken to ensure the safety of passengers, who would also be in isolation for 14 days.