Saudi Arabia largest donor to Yemen response plan

Saudi ambassador to Yemen Mohammed Said Al-Jaber arrives in the southern Yemeni port of Aden to oversee an aid delivery of fuel from Saudi Arabia on October 29, 2018. (AFP)
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Updated 01 June 2020

Saudi Arabia largest donor to Yemen response plan

  • Saudi Arabia will contribute $500 million to the UN Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan

RIYADH: Saudi Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Jaber stated that the Kingdom is the largest donor to the humanitarian response plans, either to the UN in Yemen or directly to Yemen.
Al-Jaber said: “In light of the poor humanitarian conditions that are a result of the coup of the Iranian-backed Houthi militia and the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in the world, Saudi Arabia will contribute $500 million to the UN Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan, including $25 million to combat the disease.”


Saudi king, crown prince condole with UAE leaders on Sharjah official’s demise 

Updated 10 July 2020

Saudi king, crown prince condole with UAE leaders on Sharjah official’s demise 

  • Sheikh Al Qasimi, deputy ruler of the emirate of Sharjah, died in London on Thursday

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Crown Prince Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sent messages of condolences on Friday to the leaders of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the death of Sheikh Ahmed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, deputy ruler of the emirate of Sharjah.

"(We) ask God Almighty to bless him with the grace of his mercy and forgiveness, and accommodate him in his vast paradise," King Salman said in separates messages to UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and to Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah.

Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, Saudi deputy prime minister and minister of defense, also sent separate messages to the two leaders expressing his sympathies, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

Sheikh Al Qasimi passed away in London on Thursday, according to the Emirates News Agency (WAM). 

The state news agency announced a three-day mourning period in Sharjah.