Diplomatic Quarter: Arab ambassadors meet ARCO secretary-general in Riyadh

Diplomatic Quarter: Arab ambassadors meet ARCO secretary-general in Riyadh
Another 13 Arab ambassadors and a number of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) representatives also attended the meeting. (Supplied)
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Updated 07 January 2021

Diplomatic Quarter: Arab ambassadors meet ARCO secretary-general in Riyadh

Diplomatic Quarter: Arab ambassadors meet ARCO secretary-general in Riyadh

RIYADH: Djibouti’s envoy and dean of the diplomatic corps to Saudi Arabia, Dyaeddine Said Bamakhrama, on Wednesday met with the secretary-general of the Arab Red Crescent and Red Cross Organization (ARCO), Dr. Saleh bin Hamad Al-Tuwaijri, in Riyadh.

Another 13 Arab ambassadors and a number of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) representatives also attended the meeting, a Djibouti Embassy spokesman told Arab News.

During the visit, Bamakhrama praised the positive outcomes of Tuesday’s GCC summit in AlUla which he said would help toward securing the stability and prosperity of the council’s member countries in the region.

He congratulated the leaders of the Gulf states on the signing of a “solidarity and stability” agreement to end a three-year rift with Qatar.

The envoy also reiterated the importance of improving cooperation and coordination between the ARCO and humanitarian organizations in Arab nations.

Delegates agreed that every Arab embassy should nominate a coordinator to improve collaboration and coordination between countries.

The ARCO aims to strengthen links between national societies on regional and international levels.

The meeting in Riyadh included a presentation on the work of the organization and its aims and objectives and concluded with a tour by the ambassadors of the Arab center for disaster preparedness in the Saudi capital’s Diplomatic Quarter.


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).