Saudi envoy honors Yemeni artists

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The artists were also introduced to SDRPY projects in various Yemeni governorates. (SPA)
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The artists were also introduced to SDRPY projects in various Yemeni governorates. (SPA)
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The artists were also introduced to SDRPY projects in various Yemeni governorates. (SPA)
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The artists were also introduced to SDRPY projects in various Yemeni governorates. (SPA)
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Updated 30 December 2019

Saudi envoy honors Yemeni artists

RIYADH: Yemeni artists participating in the Happy Yemen Night were honored in a meeting with Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Jabir, the Saudi ambassador to their country and supervisor-general of the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY).
They discussed ways to support Yemeni culture at UNESCO. Al-Jabir emphasized the importance of promoting and preserving Yemeni art, and said the country’s civilization always embraced creativity.
He added that the SDRPY is studying a project to restore the Music Institute of Aden as part of the development projects that the program will implement in the governorate.
The artists were introduced to SDRPY projects in various Yemeni governorates. These projects have provided job opportunities, contributed to supporting the economy and improved daily life in Yemen.
Honorary shields were presented to the artists in appreciation of their efforts to promote Yemen’s culture and communicate its voice not only in the Gulf but also the wider Arab world.
The SDRPY participated in the Happy Yemen Night, held on Saturday at Abu Bakr Salem Theater in Riyadh Boulevard as part of Riyadh Season.
The event was an initiative of the General Entertainment Authority to celebrate Yemeni culture and arts. 
Distinguished Yemeni artists and the Yemeni Folklore Dance Group participated in the event, which attracted visitors of all ages from across Saudi Arabia.
The SDRPY’s participation included an exhibition to introduce visitors to development and reconstruction projects that have had a positive impact on all segments of Yemeni society. 
The exhibition included corners for portraits and Arabic calligraphy, in which Yemeni calligraphers participated.
SDRPY employees explained its development and reconstruction efforts, and the types of projects that target vital sectors in various Yemeni governorates.
The exhibition attracted diplomats and visitors interested in Yemeni affairs, including Saudi citizens and Yemeni and Arab residents.
The SDRPY supports seven vital sectors across Yemen — water and dams, energy and power, health, education, agriculture and fisheries, transport, ports and airports, and government buildings — in coordination with the country’s government and local authorities.


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.