Saudi foreign minister meets Pakistani PM 

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Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan is received by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad on Dec.26, 2019. (SPA)
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The two sides discussed possible ways to strengthen and develop relations further. (Supplied)
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The two sides discussed possible ways to strengthen and develop relations further. (Supplied)
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Prince Faisal bin Farhan visits the Kingdom’s embassy in Pakistan on Dec. 26, 2019. (Prince Faisal bin Farhan’s Twitter)
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Updated 26 December 2019

Saudi foreign minister meets Pakistani PM 

  • Foreign minister on maiden visit to Pakistan
  • He discussed bilateral ties and regional developments with foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan arrived in Islamabad Thursday to meet Prime Minister Imran Khan and Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on his maiden visit to Pakistan.

The Saudi minister was welcomed by Khan at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  

“Frequent high-level visits are a key feature of the (Pakistan-Saudi) relationship and serve to further deepen and broaden mutual collaboration,” the Saudi Foreign Ministry said in a statement. “Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi thanked the Saudi leadership for supporting Pakistan’s stance on (issue of) Indian-occupied Kashmir.”

The two ministers discussed bilateral ties and regional developments. 

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis Sayed Zulfikar Bukhari said the Saudi minister’s visit was a “very positive development” and that relations between the two countries were “far better than in the past.”

“It is now part of regular interaction,” Bukhari told Arab News. “Our foreign minister visited Saudi Arabia last week and their foreign minister is visiting Pakistan. Saudi Arabia is one of the friendliest allies of Pakistan that stood with us whenever we were in trouble.”




Prince Faisal bin Farhan visits the Kingdom’s embassy in Pakistan on Dec. 26, 2019. (Prince Faisal bin Farhan’s Twitter)

Prince Faisal bin Farhan also visited the Kingdom’s embassy in Pakistan during his visit. 


KSRelief-backed Al-Amal Arsal Center continues to provide medical services to Syrian refugees

Updated 07 June 2020

KSRelief-backed Al-Amal Arsal Center continues to provide medical services to Syrian refugees

ARSAL, Lebanon:  The Al-Amal Medical Center in Lebanon’s Bekaa governorate continued to provide medical services to Syrian refugees with the support of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief).

It is part of a project to strengthen health services for Syrian refugees and the host community in the town of Arsal.

In May, 4,575 patients visited the clinics and received 8,123 free health services across specialized departments, in addition to receiving help from laboratory, pharmacy and nursing services.

General health clinics received 396 patients, eye clinics had 506 patients, the emergency department 595 patients, dental clinics 325 patients, pediatric clinics saw 347 patients, with 125 vaccinations provided.

ENT clinics received 412 patients, orthopedic clinics 311 patients, heart clinics had 240 patients, urology clinics 472 patients, gastroenterology clinics 180 patients, gynecological clinics 271 patients, gland and diabetes clinics 65 patients, and psychiatric clinics 68 patients.

The Al-Amal Medical Center is following the necessary procedures and precautions in light of the coronavirus pandemic to provide services to patients in a safe medical environment.

Awareness campaigns were carried out to familiarize people with precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the disease, and they were provided with items for personal hygiene.

The medical director of the project, Dr. Tariq Shandab, said that the center aimed to serve more than 45,000 people and provide them with healthcare in a variety of fields, in addition to having an emergency department that worked around the clock and an integrated pharmacy to provide free medicine to all patients.

Shandab expressed his gratitude for the humanitarian services provided by Saudi Arabia, represented by KSRelief, to the Syrian refugees and their host community.