Saudi Arabia extends mine-clearance project in Yemen

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Updated 06 June 2020

Saudi Arabia extends mine-clearance project in Yemen

  • The project is one of several initiatives undertaken by Saudi Arabia, on the directive of King Salman

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) has extended a contract for a landmine-clearance project in Yemen for 1 year at a cost of $30 million.
The project is implemented by Saudi cadres and international experts to remove mines randomly planted by Houthi militias in Yemeni regions, especially Marib, Aden, Sanaa and Taiz.
Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, supervisor general of KSRelief, said that the renewal of the contract is part of the center’s humanitarian responsibility to the Yemeni people.  
The project is important in clearing landmines made by Houthi militias that target civilians, causing permanent injuries, chronic disabilities and loss of life, he said.

Al-Rabeeah said that the Saudi mine-clearing work will offer Yemeni people future security.

The project is one of several initiatives undertaken by the Kingdom, on the directive of King Salman, to help ease the suffering of Yemeni people, he added.


Saudi Arabia takes part in forum to review sustainable goals

Updated 08 July 2020

Saudi Arabia takes part in forum to review sustainable goals

  • Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan is leading the Saudi delegation
  • Countries will submit annual progress reports during the forum

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is taking part in the High-level Political Forum 2020, UN central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the Sustainable Development Goals.
The online forum taking place from July 7 to 17 has been organized under the theme “Accelerated action and transformative pathways: Realizing the decade of action and delivery of sustainable development.”
Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan is leading the Saudi delegation comprising representatives of several government agencies.
During the forum, the annual progress report on the sustainable development goals will be launched, which will include the efforts of participating countries, their projects, and initiatives to achieve the 2030 sustainable development goals.
Through its participation, Saudi Arabia confirms its global efforts and its awareness of the importance of the international community’s cooperation in achieving common goals.