DiplomaticQuarter: Mauritius ambassador, Saudi aid agency chief discuss cooperation

A file photo of Mauritian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Shaukat Ali Soudhan with KSRelief Supervisor General Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah. (Supplied)
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Updated 02 July 2020

DiplomaticQuarter: Mauritius ambassador, Saudi aid agency chief discuss cooperation

RIYADH: Mauritian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Shaukat Ali Soudhan held talks with Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, supervisor general of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief).
They “held a virtual meeting, and the two sides discussed various ways to enhance bilateral cooperation,” KSRelief said in a statement.
“The two leaders also discussed mutual coordination to cope with the emerging situation because of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, as well as KSRelief’s work and program developments on various projects in Mauritius.”
They discussed joint humanitarian and relief efforts, and reviewed various KSRelief programs in Mauritius.
Soudhan praised KSRelief’s ongoing efforts to alleviate the suffering of people in crisis-affected countries worldwide, particularly in Mauritius.
He thanked Saudi Arabia for its assistance to his country’s people. The Kingdom is among the largest donors of humanitarian aid in the world.
In November 2019, Saudi Arabia confirmed that it had provided nearly $18 billion of humanitarian assistance to help refugees.
The Kingdom and Mauritius are developing closer ties. Soudhan in February said his country had benefited from a 400 percent increase in the number of Saudi tourists in the past two years following the opening of direct flights.


Saudi Arabia announces 34 more deaths from COVID-19

Updated 13 August 2020

Saudi Arabia announces 34 more deaths from COVID-19

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 260,393
  • A total of 3,303 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 34 more deaths from COVID-19 and 1,482 new cases of the disease on Thursday.
Of the new cases, 86 were recorded in the capital Riyadh, 77 in Jeddah, 63 in Hail and 60 in Hufof.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 260,393 after 3,124 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 3,303 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.