Ayman bin Mohammed Al-Arfaj, media general supervisor at Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah

Ayman bin Mohammed Al-Arfaj
Updated 08 November 2019

Ayman bin Mohammed Al-Arfaj, media general supervisor at Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah

The Saudi Minister for Hajj and Umrah, Dr. Mohammed Saleh Benten, issued a decree appointing Ayman bin Mohammed Al-Arfaj as the general supervisor of the media center at the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, effective as of Oct. 31.

Al-Arfaj served as a media and institutional communication consultant at the ministry where he took part in several activities and events, including media coverage of the Hajj season for two years.

Al-Arfaj has extensive media experience and has participated in many official media committees and issued several studies. He has also led many media centers, including the Fourth Saudi Aviation Forum and the International Forum of News Agencies in Riyadh.

Al-Arfaj holds a bachelor’s degree in Arabic from the faculty of arts at King Saud University.

After his graduation, he held several leadership positions, serving as president of the Saudi Press Agency, director of the Media Center of the Civil Aviation Authority and media adviser to the Saudi Aviation Club.

He was also selected as vice president of the media team at the Royal Court accompanying His Highness the Crown Prince as head of the media team of the Saudi Press Agency to cover official events within the Kingdom.

He then joined the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, where he served as media adviser to the minister of Hajj and Umrah and the minister of media and institutional communication.

Al-Arfaj expressed his thanks to Bentin for trusting him to lead the ministry’s media center, stressing his keenness to improve its media system.


Saudi bridge continues to aid stricken in Lebanon

KSRelief provided urgent food supplies to affected people living in the areas adjacent to the port, covering 500 families. (SPA)
Updated 10 August 2020

Saudi bridge continues to aid stricken in Lebanon

  • So far, 290 tons of aid transported to provide urgent humanitarian needs to people affected by explosion

JEDDAH: Aid continues to flow into the Lebanese capital Beirut, as the fourth Saudi air bridge plane operated by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) arrived on Sunday.
Ninety tons of emergency aid was flown in on the flight, including medical materials and equipment, foodstuff and shelter supplies. Medicines, burn treatments, medical solutions, masks, gloves, sterilizers and other surgical materials will be distributed by special teams on the ground.
The plane also carried food baskets that included flour and dates as well as shelter materials such as tents, blankets, mattresses, and utensils.
So far, 290 tons of aid has been transported from Saudi Arabia to Lebanon as per the directives of King Salman to provide urgent humanitarian aid to the Lebanese people affected by the explosion at the Port of Beirut.
This aid was provided based on an assessment report of the necessary humanitarian needs resulting from the explosion, in coordination with the Saudi Embassy in Beirut, and the KSRelief branch in Lebanon.
This comes as an extension of the efforts made by Saudi Arabia to show solidarity with the Lebanese people and to provide relief to those affected by the disaster.

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So far, 290 tons of aid has been transported from Saudi Arabia to Lebanon as per the directives of King Salman to provide urgent humanitarian aid to the Lebanese people affected by the explosion at the Port of Beirut.

KSRelief provided urgent food supplies to affected people living in the areas adjacent to the port on Sunday, covering 500 families.
Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Waleed bin Abdullah Bukhari told Arab News that special committees would oversee and review reports on the Lebanese people’s needs.
“Aid will continue to flow into Lebanon after assessing the required needs of the Lebanese people in cooperation with the relevant authorities in Lebanon,” he said.
Countries around the world have come together to help Lebanon in the wake of the explosion on Aug. 4, which devastated large areas of Beirut, damaging and destroying infrastructure, buildings and homes, including all port facilities and the country’s grain storage silos.