King Salman receives outgoing GCC secretary-general

King Salman welcomes Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, former secretary-general of the Gulf Cooperation Council, in Riyadh on Wednesday. (SPA)
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Updated 30 January 2020

King Salman receives outgoing GCC secretary-general

  • King Salman thanked Al-Zayani for his efforts to enhance joint Gulf action

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman expressed his appreciation to Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani at the end of his term as the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) secretary-general.

King Salman thanked Al-Zayani for his efforts to enhance joint Gulf action.

Al-Zayani thanked the king for his cooperation during his time as GCC secretary-general.

The meeting was attended by Tamim bin Abdul Aziz Al-Salem, assistant special secretary to King Salman.

Earlier, Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan held a luncheon in honor of Al-Zayani.

Prince Faisal praised Al-Zayani’s role in enhancing cooperation among member states.

Al-Zayani thanked the minister and the Saudi government and people, and recalled the support provided by the Kingdom’s leadership during his term. 

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan also thanked Al-Zayani for his efforts and support during his term.


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.