Shelter to be provided for maids stranded at airports

Updated 12 April 2016

Shelter to be provided for maids stranded at airports

RIYADH: Vice Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Mohammed bin Naif, in Monday’s weekly Cabinet meeting, briefed the ministers on the contents of the messages received by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman from the prime minister of Ethiopia and his meetings with the ministers of youth and sports of Gulf Cooperation Council countries, and the speaker of the United States House of Representatives.
The Cabinet commended the king for his sentiments expressed during his meeting with the housing minister and officials, where he had urged greater cooperation between the public and private sectors to provide decent and affordable housing for citizens.
The Cabinet was also briefed on the results of the meeting of the Supreme Haj Committee, chaired by Prince Mohammed, which had highlighted plans to provide improved services and security for pilgrims.
Later, the Cabinet announced several decisions including for the labor and social affairs ministries to set up shelters for maids stranded at the country’s airports by errant sponsors and those fleeing abuse.
The Cabinet authorized Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, second deputy premier and defense minister, to discuss a defense agreement with Ethiopia.
The Cabinet further authorized the Foreign Ministry to establish a Saudi-Turkish Coordination Council; and the Ministry of Defense (Air Forces) to provide security at civilian airports with the General Authority for Civil Aviation for three years.


KSA highlights support for Bosnia massacre victims

Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal Bin Farhan al Saud delivers a speech during the opening of the UN Human Rights Council's main annual session on February 24, 2020 in Geneva. (AFP)
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KSA highlights support for Bosnia massacre victims

  • The minister added that King Salman continued to support and stand by Bosnia and Herzegovina, further confirming the unique and friendly relations between the two countries

GENEVA: Saudi Arabia participated in the 25th anniversary memorial of the Srebrenica genocide that took place in July 1995.
Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah delivered the Kingdom’s speech via video conference.
He conveyed the greetings of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sefik Dzaferovic, and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, and dignitaries who were participating in the event.
The minister affirmed that Saudi Arabia stood side by side with its brothers, the families of the victims of the massacre.
He said: “Our participation on behalf of Saudi Arabia, its leaders, government, and people, is a humanitarian and moral obligation that the Saudi leadership stands by every year.”
The minister added that King Salman continued to support and stand by Bosnia and Herzegovina, further confirming the unique and friendly relations between the two countries.