RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center has signed an agreement to cover the annual expenses of orphans and needy students in Albanian Islamic sheikhdom schools, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Under the terms of the agreement, the center will cover tuition fees, housing and transport costs, in addition to securing school uniforms for 154 students in Tirana and Elbasan.
The agreement was signed by the center’s assistant supervisor-general for operations and programs, Ahmed bin Ali Al-Baiz, and the head of the Islamic Sheikhdom of Albania, Sheikh Boyar Sepahyu.
This agreement comes within the framework of the humanitarian efforts provided by the Kingdom to support the educational process for the most vulnerable and needy groups in various countries, as it believes in the importance of education in the advancement of nations and societies.
The two countries are focusing on further boosting their ties.
In October, the Saudi Minister of Islamic Affairs Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Asheikh met the speaker of the parliament of Albania, Lindita Nikolla, in Tirana.
During the meeting, Nikolla stressed the strength and the depth of the relations that bind her country with the Kingdom.
She praised the great development and openness to the world that the Kingdom enjoys thanks to the efforts of its leadership.
Nikolla hoped for further cooperation between the two countries in various fields.
Al-Asheikh stressed the Kingdom’s keenness to build and strengthen ties of friendship and cooperation with Albania in relation to Islamic affairs.