(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency)
Jeddah, Ramadan 13, 1439, May 29, 2018, SPA -- The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud chaired the session held by the Cabinet at Al-Salam palace in Jeddah on Tuesday evening.
At the outset of the meeting, the Custodian of Two Holy Mosques briefed the Cabinet on the outcome of his meeting with the GCC secretary general Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani during which a number of issues taking place at the Arab Gulf region were reviewed.
In a statement to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) following the meeting, Dr. Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad, Minister of Culture and Information, explained that the Cabinet reviewed a host of reports on different issues as well as the developments of incidents, and lauded the relief efforts being exerted by King Salman Center for Humanitarian Aid and Relief (KSrelief) during the holy month of Ramadan, offering Ramadan foodstuffs to needy brothers in Yemen, the inflicted in Syria, the Syrian refugees and the displaced in Lebanon and Jordan, the drought-hit in The Sudan, the needy in Somalia and Myanmar, the Mekunu-cyclone-stricken people and the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, totaling tens of thousands of Ramadan food baskets aiming to mitigate the humanitarian crises they are facing.
The Cabinet confirmed that the support and assistance being provided by the Kingdom emanates from its feeling of shouldering the responsibility of standing by the side of whoever was subject to humanitarian crisis, extending support and assistance bridges to the needy communities and countries, a position that upgraded the Kingdom to stand up in the forefront of the world's humanitarian and developmental providers, noting in this regard, that the humanitarian, developmental and social assistance the Kingdom has extended to the Palestinian brotherly people from 2000 to 2018 worth more than $ six billion, embodies the keenness of the Kingdom to provide all forms of assistance and support for the Palestinian people since its unification in confirmation to the deep-rooted ties binding the two peoples of the Kingdom and Palestine.
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