Saudi governors offer Eid Al-Adha greetings

Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Sultan, governor of the Northern Borders Region, offers Eid Al-Adha greetings to the security officials in the region. (SPA)
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Updated 31 July 2020

Saudi governors offer Eid Al-Adha greetings

RIYADH: Governors of Saudi regions on Friday welcomed visitors and extended greetings on Eid Al-Adha.

Regional leaders shed light on the services provided by the government of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the visitors of the Two Holy Mosques and holy sites during this exceptional Hajj season amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Thanks to preventive measures adopted by the Saudi government, worshippers were able to perform Eid Al-Adha prayers on Friday at the Grand Mosque, the Prophet’s Mosque and all mosques in the Kingdom, while respecting social distancing.

At the Grand Mosque, prayers were performed in the presence of Imam Sheikh Abdullah Awad Al-Juhani and in Riyadh, Jeddah, Taif, Jazan, Tabuk, Qassim, the Eastern Province, Arar, Asir and Baha, the governors performed the prayers with worshippers, including Prince Faisal bin Bandar, governor of Riyadh and Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, governor of Makkah.


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)
Updated 10 August 2020

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.
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.