GCC foreign ministers meet in Saudi Arabia ahead of Gulf summit

GCC foreign ministers arrive in Riyadh, ahead of Tuesday's summit. (SPA)
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Updated 09 December 2019

GCC foreign ministers meet in Saudi Arabia ahead of Gulf summit

  • GCC foreign ministers discussed regional and international political and security issues
  • The meeting comes ahead of the 40th Supreme Council meeting, which will be chaired by King Salman on Tuesday

RIYADH: Foreign ministers from Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, and Qatar discussed political and security issues in Riyadh Monday ahead of the GCC summit.

The 40th Supreme Council meeting takes place in the capital on Tuesday, chaired by King Salman.

Earlier Monday, Kuwaiti Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah, Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Muhammad Al-Khalifa, Yusef bin Alawi bin Abdullah, responsible for Oman’s foreign affairs, and Qatar’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad Al-Muraikhi arrived at the Royal Terminal of King Khalid International Airport.

They were welcomed to the Kingdom by Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, GCC Secretary General Dr. Abdullatif Al-Zayani and the GCC’s ambassadors to Saudi Arabia.

According to the Saudi Press Agency, Al-Zayani said that Gulf leaders will discuss a number of important issues to enhance the process of cooperation and integration among member states in various political, defense, security, economic and social fields.

They will also review regional and international political developments, security conditions in the region, and their implications for the security and stability of the GCC countries.

Among the topics on the agenda is the war in Yemen and Iran’s interference in regional affairs.


KSRelief launches prosthetics' center in Taiz

Updated 23 January 2020

KSRelief launches prosthetics' center in Taiz

TAIZ: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Wednesday launched an artificial limb center in Taiz, Yemen, providing high-quality prosthetics for up to 600 patients.

Abdulqawi Al-Mikhlafi, who is the deputy governor of Taiz, expressed his appreciation for the Kingdom’s generous support to Yemen across all sectors over the past few years, particularly in the areas of health, the environment and development.

Al-Mikhlafi said such efforts helped local authorities to deal with the many challenges they faced in providing comprehensive services to needy Yemenis.

He added that the Kingdom’s support reflected the deep historical and cultural ties between the people of Yemen and Saudi Arabia, and he praised the Kingdom for standing by the country and its government for more than 50 years.

Dr. Elan Abdul Haq, deputy governor of Taiz for health affairs, thanked KSRelief for its continued support for Taiz and Yemen, assistance he said had alleviated the suffering of millions of Yemenis during the ongoing conflict.

The head of the Artificial Limbs Center, Mansour Al-Wazei, announced that the center would begin receiving patients soon, providing vital aid to amputees for whom prosthetics meant regaining the ability to live full and productive lives.