Saudi, Russian citizens to be eligible for fast-track visa applications

Saudi, Russian citizens to be eligible for fast-track visa applications
Citizens of both countries will be eligible for a one-year business visas or a longer-term five-year business visas, as well as humanitarian visas. (File/AFP)
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Updated 29 August 2020

Saudi, Russian citizens to be eligible for fast-track visa applications

Saudi, Russian citizens to be eligible for fast-track visa applications
  • Citizens of both countries will be eligible for six-month multiple entry tourist visas

DUBAI: Citizens from Saudi Arabia and Russia will have an easier time travelling between the two countries with the implementation of a bilateral agreement that fast-tracks all visa applications.
“From Aug. 30, a Memorandum of Understanding between the governments of Saudi Arabia and Russia on simplified issuance of visas to the nationals of the two countries enters into force,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said, in a report from daily The Saudi Gazette.
Citizens of both countries will be eligible for six-month multiple entry tourist visas, a one-year business visas or a longer-term five-year business visas, as well as humanitarian visas, the report said.


Saudi Arabia’s KSrelief distributes more than 35 tons of food baskets in Yemen’s Marib

Saudi Arabia’s KSrelief distributes more than 35 tons of food baskets in Yemen’s Marib
Updated 17 January 2021

Saudi Arabia’s KSrelief distributes more than 35 tons of food baskets in Yemen’s Marib

Saudi Arabia’s KSrelief distributes more than 35 tons of food baskets in Yemen’s Marib
  • Earlier in January, KSrelief also distributed 5,049 cartons of dates in Marib, Hodeidah and Taiz provinces
  • Since it was founded in May 2015, KSrelief has implemented 1,329 projects in 53 countries, worth more than $4.42 billion

DUBAI: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) distributed more than 35 tons of food aid to people in Yemen’s Marib province, state news agency SPA reported.
Earlier in January, KSrelief also distributed 5,049 cartons of dates in Marib, Hodeidah and Taiz provinces, helping thousands of families.
It also continued to ensure basic health services in public schools and fight malnutrition among students and educational staff in Yemen’s Aden governorate.
Since it was founded in May 2015, KSrelief has implemented 1,329 projects in 53 countries, worth more than $4.42 billion. The countries that have benefited most from its work are Yemen ($3 billion), Palestine ($360 million), Syria ($296 million), and Somalia ($192 million).