Dr. Al-Rabeeah meets Co-Chair of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


RIYADH — Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, Advisor to the Royal Court and Supervisor General of the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid, received Mr. Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, at the Center’s headquarters in Riyadh.

Dr. Al-Rabeeah presented Mr Gates with an overview of the relief work and humanitarian aid program delivered by the Center on behalf of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, particularly in Yemen and countries affected by humanitarian crises, as well as the King Salman Center’s specialist programs such as environmental sanitation, health, and education.

Gates emphasised the need to redouble efforts towards improving health conditions in Yemen. The two sides discussed the opportunity to eliminate infectious diseases in Yemen and Africa, such as malaria and cholera, and they discussed the humanitarian situations in Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Somalia.

Dr. Al-Rabeeah and Mr Gates also discussed relief and humanitarian works in disaster-stricken countries in Africa, and stressed the importance of developing their partnership to alleviating human suffering in those countries.

For his part, Dr. Al-Rabeeah praised the unlimited support being provided by the Government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and the Crown Prince for affected people in the world through the Center whose humanitarian and relief projects have reached 38 countries, exceeded 245 projects implemented by 119 local and international partners. — SPA