Who’s Who: Rakan Khalid Bin Dohaish, assistant deputy minister of international collaboration at the Ministry of Health

Rakan Khalid Bin Dohaish
Rakan Khalid Bin Dohaish
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Updated 20 November 2023
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Who’s Who: Rakan Khalid Bin Dohaish, assistant deputy minister of international collaboration at the Ministry of Health

Rakan Khalid Bin Dohaish

Rakan Khalid Bin Dohaish has been the Saudi Ministry of Health’s assistant deputy minister of international collaboration since August 2022.

As part of Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia has implemented major public-sector reforms, including in international collaboration. Bin Dohaish oversees all the ministry’s international affairs, including policy, bilateral, and multilateral engagements, and links with global and regional organizations and specific groups such as the G20 and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

Prior to taking on his current role, Bin Dohaish served as the director general of the international financial institutions department at the Saudi Ministry of Finance working with bodies including the World Economic Forum, International Monetary Fund, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Arab League, Gulf Cooperation Council, and Arab Monetary Fund.

From 2020 to 2022, he worked as a senior director and board member at the Global Infrastructure Hub, a not-for-profit organization established by the G20 to advance sustainable, resilient, and inclusive infrastructure.

In 2021, he served as the G20 finance track director at the Ministry of Finance, and between 2018 and 2020 was a senior policy adviser and lead with the G20 Infrastructure Working Group of the G20 Finance Track Program.

His career began at the Saudi Central Bank in 2010, where he served as a senior investment analyst in its investment management department until 2018. His responsibilities included reviewing the authority’s investment policy statement, identifying new investment opportunities, and looking after externally managed portfolios in fixed income, alternatives, and equity divisions.

Bin Dohaish gained a bachelor’s degree in public administration from King Saud University and a master’s degree in business administration finance from Oklahoma City University in the US.

In 2013, he was seconded to investment banking company Goldman Sachs in New York, and he also participated in training programs run by institutions such as the World Bank, the Bank of England, JP Morgan, Blackstone, BlackRock, and Fitch Learning.

 


KSrelief, UN officials meet to discuss aid cooperation

KSrelief, UN officials meet to discuss aid cooperation
Updated 22 February 2024
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KSrelief, UN officials meet to discuss aid cooperation

KSrelief, UN officials meet to discuss aid cooperation

RIYADH: Officials from Saudi Arabia’s aid agency and the UN met in Riyadh on Wednesday to discuss ways to improve aid delivery across the world.

Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, royal court advisor and supervisor-general of KSrelief, met with Mohamed El-Zarkani, the UN’s resident coordinator in Saudi Arabia.

El-Zarkani praised Saudi Arabia for assisting the UN’s various humanitarian and aid agencies.


KSrelief distributes 950 food parcels to displaced people in Khartoum

KSrelief distributes 950 food parcels to displaced people in Khartoum
The assistance forms part of the humanitarian and relief projects it provides in Sudan. (SPA)
Updated 22 February 2024
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KSrelief distributes 950 food parcels to displaced people in Khartoum

KSrelief distributes 950 food parcels to displaced people in Khartoum

KHARTOUM STATE: Saudi Arabia’s KSrelief distributed 950 food parcels in Sudan’s Khartoum State, benefiting 7,566 displaced people as part of the project to support food security in the country.
The assistance forms part of the humanitarian and relief projects Saudi Arabia provides through its humanitarian arm in Sudan to alleviate the suffering of people displaced by the war.


KSrelief to provide equipment to Sudan children’s hospitals

KSrelief to provide equipment to Sudan children’s hospitals
The agreement aims to reduce mortality rates. (SPA)
Updated 22 February 2024
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KSrelief to provide equipment to Sudan children’s hospitals

KSrelief to provide equipment to Sudan children’s hospitals

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s aid agency KSrelief signed a cooperation agreement on Wednesday with the Patients Helping Fund Organization in Sudan to provide essential medical equipment to the country’s children’s hospitals.

Ahmed Al-Baiz, KSrelief’s assistant supervisor-general of operations and programs, and Kamal Yaqoub Mohamed, director-general of the fund, signed the agreement in Riyadh, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The aim is to reduce mortality rates in the Kassala and El-Obeid hospitals.

The new equipment will directly benefit 100,000 individuals and another 100,000 indirect beneficiaries.

The agreement is part of the Kingdom’s ongoing efforts, led by KSrelief, to support Sudan’s health sector.


Saudi and Egyptian foreign ministers discuss bilateral ties

Saudi and Egyptian foreign ministers discuss bilateral ties
Updated 22 February 2024
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Saudi and Egyptian foreign ministers discuss bilateral ties

Saudi and Egyptian foreign ministers discuss bilateral ties

RIYADH: Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan and his Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Shoukry, held talks on Wednesday on the sidelines of a meeting of G20 foreign ministers in Rio de Janeiro.

They discussed the relationship between their countries and ways in which it might be enhanced in various fields, the Saudi Press Agency reported. They also reviewed the latest regional and international developments, particularly those relating to Israel’s war on Gaza.

The Saudi ambassador to Brazil, Faisal Ghulam, and the assistant director general of the foreign minister’s office, Walid Al-Smail, were also present at the meeting.


Saudi foreign minister, Blinken discuss Gaza situation 

Saudi foreign minister, Blinken discuss Gaza situation 
Updated 22 February 2024
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Saudi foreign minister, Blinken discuss Gaza situation 

Saudi foreign minister, Blinken discuss Gaza situation 

RIYADH: Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan met on Wednesday with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on the sidelines of the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Rio de Janeiro.

The pair discussed developments in Gaza and efforts aimed at resolving the crisis.

Earlier, Prince Faisal said in his remarks during Foreign Ministers’ Meeting that the G20 countries bear the responsibility to act decisively to end the disaster in the Gaza Strip, which poses urgent threats to regional peace and prosperity as well as global economic stability.