King Salman receives prime minister of Eswatini

King Salman receives Eswatini Prime Minister Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini, who is also special envoy to Eswatini king, in Riyadh on Sunday. (SPA)
Updated 02 December 2019

King Salman receives prime minister of Eswatini

RIYADH: The prime minister of Eswatini, Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini, who is also special envoy of the king of Eswatini, Mswati III, called on King Salman at his palace in Riyadh on Sunday. Dlamini conveyed greetings from Eswatini king to King Salman. 

On Sunday, King Salman received the 59th annual report of the General Auditing Bureau (GAB) for the year 1439/1440 AH.

GAB President Dr. Hussam bin Abdulmohsen Al-Angari presented the report to the king in the presence of several other top officials from the bureau.

The king thanked the bureau’s staff for their efforts and wished them success in their future endeavors. 

According to Al-Angari, the bureau managed to add SR20 billion ($5.34 billion) to the Kingdom’s treasury, an increase of 127 percent as compared to last year. The meeting was attended by Dr. Musaed bin Mohammed Al-Aiban, state minister and Cabinet member.


Third Saudi aid plane arrives in Beirut

KSRelief aircraft contains medical supplies, ventilators and other relief goods for blast victims. (Photo/Supplied)
Updated 09 August 2020

Third Saudi aid plane arrives in Beirut

  • KSRelief teams are also active in treating blast victims

RIYADH: A third King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) plane loaded with aid arrived in Beirut on Saturday as part of a relief air bridge that was set up to help the people in wake of the Beirut blasts.

The air bridge was established on the directives of King Salman to provide urgent humanitarian aid to Lebanon.
KSRelief Adviser Dr. Ali bin Hamed Al-Ghamdi said the third plane is loaded with ventilators, hospital and medical equipment, as well as various medicines and disinfectants. It also contains food, tents, mattresses, blankets and cooking supplies.
So far, 200 tons of aid from the Kingdom have been flown to Lebanon with specialized teams to follow up and supervise the distribution operations.
KSRelief teams are also active in Lebanon in treating victims of the blast.
Earlier, two Saudi aircraft carrying more than 120 tons of medicines, equipment, and emergency supplies were dispatched to Beirut.
KSRelief Supervisor General Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah said in a statement that the assistance highlights the pivotal role of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in providing humanitarian assistance to all people in need around the world with complete impartiality.

The Saudi aid will help alleviate the sufferings of Lebanese people.

Maj. Gen. Mohammad Khair, Chief of the High Relief, Commission in Lebanon

The twin blasts devastated large areas of the Lebanese capital and destroyed vital infrastructure, including grain storage silos and port facilities.
Lebanon, already reeling from an economic and currency collapse, now faces the threat of food shortages and a major hit to exports and imports.
Countries around the world have rushed to help Lebanon in the wake of the port explosion on Aug. 4.
The secretary-general of the High Relief Commission in Lebanon, Maj. Gen. Mohammad Khair, thanked the Kingdom for the urgent humanitarian aid provided through KSRelief.
In a press statement, he praised the historical relations between the two countries, noting the Saudi aid will help alleviate the suffering of Lebanese people.
Residents in the Kingdom can also help Lebanon by making donations through KSRelief’s website.