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Saudi humanitarian efforts lauded
08 : 58 AM - 17/04/2018
Riyadh, Apr. 17 (BNA): UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has lauded the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's great humanitarian and relief efforts represented by King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSRelief).

In a statement, the UN Secretary-General said: "The KSRelief is one of the most important factors in dozens of the countries. It has been developed and worked very professionally. The Centre today gives hope to so many people who are suffering from disasters, conflicts and events around the world. The KSRelief has established partnerships with the United Nations organisations and Non-governmental organisations (NGOs). I am happy with this fact."

Following his meeting with Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Rabeeah, General Supervisor of KSRelief, Antonio Guterres stressed that the KSRelief is one of the most important pillar in the field of humanitarian aid around the world.
"The KSRelief has hosted the drafted Yemeni underage fighters. This is a noble act and the UN may benefit from following that experience," the UN Secretary-General said as quoted by Saudi Press Agency, SPA. He affirmed that the Centre is one of the strongest institutions collaborating with the UN humanitarian organisations. He pointed out that this is the third visit he paid to the Centre.

He concluded: "We are very grateful for the Kingdom's generous support and historical partnership. We appreciate the initiative announced by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to provide $50 million to UNRWA in order to support the Palestinian people. This is an example to be followed by other donors." -- UAE News Agency (WAM)


BNA 0555 GMT 2018/04/17

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