Kyrgyz envoy lauds Saudi aid agency for humanitarian works worldwide

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Kyrgyzstan ambassador Ulukbek Maripov with KSrelief chief Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah. (Supplied)
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Kyrgyzstan ambassador Ulukbek Maripov with KSrelief chief Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah. (Supplied)
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Updated 15 June 2022

Kyrgyz envoy lauds Saudi aid agency for humanitarian works worldwide

Kyrgyz envoy lauds Saudi aid agency for humanitarian works worldwide
  • Ulukbek Maripov called on Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, supervisor general of KSrelief, and discussed issues of mutual interest
  • The two sides talked about the latest developments related to relief and humanitarian projects implemented in Kyrgyzstan and ways to further develop them

RIYADH: Kyrgyzstan Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Ulukbek Maripov has praised the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center for its humanitarian work across the world.

Maripov recently called on Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, supervisor general of KSrelief, and discussed issues of mutual interest.  

During the meeting, the two sides talked about the latest developments related to relief and humanitarian projects implemented in Kyrgyzstan and ways to further develop them.

“The ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the Kyrgyz Republic to Saudi Arabia Maripov met with Al-Rabeeah, during which the prospects of cooperation between the two countries in the areas of humanitarian assistance to the population, disaster relief, organization of charitable medical programs with the involvement of highly qualified specialists from Saudi Arabia and equipment for performing surgical operations to the citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic on a grant basis were discussed,” the Kyrgyz Embassy in Riyadh said.

The ambassador praised the humanitarian work of KSrelief, which includes all countries without discrimination.

“Maripov expressed gratitude to Al-Rabeeah for the projects previously implemented in Kyrgyzstan and highlighted the important humanitarian mission of the center, which is carried out in different parts of the world in partnership with international organizations,” the embassy said.

The two sides agreed to develop mechanisms for cooperation in this area and maintain close contact to conduct joint coordinated work.

Last month, Maripov met the head of the Saudi-Kyrgyz Parliamentary Friendship Committee at the Shoura Council, Ali bin Muhammad bin Yahya Al-Asiri, and other members of the committee. The parties noted that 2022 marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Kyrgyz Republic and Saudi Arabia and discussed the current state of bilateral cooperation, as well as areas of Kyrgyz-Saudi relations and inter-parliamentary relations.

KSrelief since its establishment in 2015 has implemented more than 2,000 humanitarian projects in 84 countries with a value of nearly $6 billion, including food security, education, health, protection and nutrition.

These projects have been carried out in partnership with 175 international organizations, including UN agencies. Yemen accounted for the biggest share of these schemes with 71 percent of the total assistance of the center through more than 700 humanitarian projects with a value of more than $4 billion.


Pilot dies after light aircraft crashes in Riyadh’s Al Thumamah Airport 

Pilot dies after light aircraft crashes in Riyadh’s Al Thumamah Airport 
Updated 16 August 2022

Pilot dies after light aircraft crashes in Riyadh’s Al Thumamah Airport 

Pilot dies after light aircraft crashes in Riyadh’s Al Thumamah Airport 
  • A team was sent to the site of the crash to investigate the cause and circumstances, the bureau said

A pilot died when a light aircraft crashed shortly after taking off from Riyadh’s Al Thumamah Airport, Saudi Arabia’s Aviation Investigation Bureau said on Tuesday. 

The pilot was the only person on board, the statement added. 

A team was sent to the site of the crash to investigate the cause and circumstances, the bureau said. 

The airport is located about 29 kilometers from the King Khalid International Airport. 


KSrelief mobile clinics provide treatment for displaced Yemenis in Walan camp

KSrelief mobile clinics provide treatment for displaced Yemenis in Walan camp
Updated 16 August 2022

KSrelief mobile clinics provide treatment for displaced Yemenis in Walan camp

KSrelief mobile clinics provide treatment for displaced Yemenis in Walan camp

RIYADH: The mobile medical clinics of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) continued providing treatment services for the displaced in the camp of Walan in Haradh district in Yemen's Hajjah province, state-run Saudi Press Agency repoted. 
During the period from July 27 to Aug. 2, the clinics received 222 people with various health conditions, and provided them with the necessary medical services.
The clinics also provided 185 individuals with medications.
Moreover, KSrelief continued distributing food baskets in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province in Pakistan.
Some 1,856 food baskets were distributed to the needy people in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, benefiting 12,992 people.
This comes within the project to support food security, being implemented by the KSrelief in Pakistan, to alleviate the suffering of the needy and affected people.


Saudi man arrested  for shooting gun indiscriminately after video goes viral

Saudi man arrested  for shooting gun indiscriminately after video goes viral
Updated 16 August 2022

Saudi man arrested  for shooting gun indiscriminately after video goes viral

Saudi man arrested  for shooting gun indiscriminately after video goes viral
  • The culprit has been charged with ‘endangering the lives of others’ state news agency SPA reported

DUBAI: A Saudi national was arrested in Najran city on Tuesday after he fired random shots from a personal weapon.
The culprit has been charged with ‘endangering the lives of others’ state news agency SPA reported. 
Another man, also a Saudi national, was arrested for documenting and publishing a video of the incident on social media. 
The incident comes a day after SPA reported a similar incident, which occurred in a governorate near Riyadh, where a man fired a machine gun ‘indiscriminately’ in a public place – he was arrested and now faces prosecution.


Philippines’ foreign affairs minister meets with Saudi Arabia’s ambassador 

Philippines’ foreign affairs minister meets with Saudi Arabia’s ambassador 
Updated 16 August 2022

Philippines’ foreign affairs minister meets with Saudi Arabia’s ambassador 

Philippines’ foreign affairs minister meets with Saudi Arabia’s ambassador 
  • The two officials discussed issues of mutual concern

The Philippine Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Enrique Manalo, met with Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to his country Hisham bin Sultan Al-Qahtani, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

The two officials discussed issues of mutual concern and ways to enhance bilateral relations between the Kingdom and the Philippines, according to SPA. 

After Monday’s meeting, Manalo said on his official Twitter page: “I had a good meeting with the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, H.E. Hisham Sultan Al-Qahtani, where we exchanged views on points of collaboration beneficial to both our peoples.”

 


Saudi crown prince washes Holy Kaaba on behalf of King Salman

Saudi crown prince washes Holy Kaaba on behalf of King Salman
Updated 16 August 2022

Saudi crown prince washes Holy Kaaba on behalf of King Salman

Saudi crown prince washes Holy Kaaba on behalf of King Salman

RIYADH: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman washed the Holy Kaaba in Makkah’s Grand Mosque on behalf of King Salman, the Saudi Press Agency reported early Tuesday.

Prince Mohammed bin Salman performed Tawaf and prayed ahead of the washing ceremony.

(SPA)

He was accompanied by Saudi minister of sports, Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal. They were received by president of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, Sheikh Abdulrahman Al-Sudais.

Senior officials also participated in washing the Kaaba.