Waleed Al-Khuraiji, Saudi deputy foreign minister

Waleed Al-Khuraiji
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Updated 19 July 2020

Waleed Al-Khuraiji, Saudi deputy foreign minister

Waleed Al-Khuraiji was appointed as Saudi Arabia’s deputy foreign minister on Wednesday.

Al-Khuraiji served as the Saudi ambassador to Turkey between 2017 and 2020, and agriculture minister between 2014 and 2015.

He was also the Saudi envoy to the Netherlands and the permanent representative of the Kingdom to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons between 2002 and 2009.

Al-Khuraiji was the Kingdom’s delegate to the UN World Food Programme between 1990 and 1994, and was the assistant permanent representative of the Kingdom to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization between 1989 and 1990.

He was the Kingdom’s representative at the International Grain Council and the vice president of the council for the 2013-2014 session.

Al-Khuraiji held several other positions in the International Fund for Agricultural Development, including executive director and alternate governor of the Kingdom between 1990 and 1994. He was the Saudi representative to the International Criminal Court in 2004.

He was also a Shoura Council member between 2015 and 2016.

He received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Miami in 1982.

Al-Khuraiji expressed his thanks to King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for their trust following his appointment as deputy foreign minister.

Al-Khuraiji said that this trust will enhance his efforts in serving his leadership and country. He added that Saudi diplomacy led by Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan works with energy, sincerity and confidence to achieve the aspirations of the leadership.


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)
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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.

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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.
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.