Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Announces USD 500 Million to Yemen during the Opening Ceremony of Yemen High-Level Pledging Event 2020

Tuesday 1441/10/10 - 2020/06/02
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Riyadh, June 02, 2020, SPA -- Upon directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, Yemen High-Level Pledging Event 2020 is virtually kicked off. This event is organized by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in partnership with the United Nations.
The Kingdom's delegation to the conference is chaired by Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and included Dr. Abdullah Abdulaziz Al Rabeeah, Advisor at the Royal Court and the Supervisor General of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief); Dr. Abdurrahman bin Ibrahim Al-Rassi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Multilateral International Affairs; Saudi Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed bin Saeed Al Jaber, who is also Supervisor of the Saudi Program for Development and Reconstruction of Yemen, and a number of senior KSrelief officials.
More than 126 entities will take part in the event, including 66 states, 15 UN agencies, 3 intergovernmental organizations and more than 39 non-governmental organizations (NGOs), in addition to the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
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