Crown Prince Sultan receives Emir of Kuwait, pays blood money for relatives of victims of three murders

Saudi Arabia launches program for dialogue, peace in UNESCO

Saudi relief aid continues to Pakistan, Chad

Significant steps for cooperation during joint ministerial meeting of Gulf-Turkish strategic dialogue

Sheikh Sabah Alhamad Aljabir Alsabah, the Emir of Kuwait, visited Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Premier, Minister of Defense and Aviation and Inspector General.

During the audience, they exchanged cordial talks and issues of common interest.

The audience was attended by Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Riyadh Region, a number of other princes and senior officials.

Earlier last week, the Emir of Kuwait was received by Prince Salman, a number of other princes and senior officials.

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has sent a cable of condolences to Sheikh Sabah over the death of Sheikh Ahmed Mohammed Faisal Al-Malik Al-Sabah.

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques expressed deep condolences and sincere sympathy to the Emir and the family of the deceased, praying to Allah Almighty to bless his soul.

Crown Prince Sultan also sent a cable of condolences to Sheikh Sabah over the death of Sheikh Ahmed.

The Crown Prince expressed deep condolences and sincere sympathy to the Emir and the family of the deceased, praying to Allah Almighty to bless his soul.

Meanwhile, Crown Prince Sultan donated the sum of 1.300 million Saudi rials to pay the blood money for the relatives of victims of homicidal cases in the governorate of al-Taif, according Governor Fahd bin Abdulaziz bin Muammar, who is also the chairman of the committee of conciliation and clemency in Taif.

On the other hand, Abdurrahman bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, Secretary General of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has hailed King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Program for Dialogue and Peace Culture.

In a statement to Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Al-Attiyah said that the establishment of this international program at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is a definite indication from the Kingdom Saudi Arabia and all GCC's member countries of the importance of dialogue among various cultures.

The approach of dialogue and openness has became a prominent feature of the GCC countries in their strategic relations with different countries and regional groups, GCC Secretary General confirmed.

Mrs. Aziza Bennani, Morocco's Ambassador to the UNESCO, has hailed the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud's Program for Dialogue and Peace Culture.

Mrs. Bennani cited the King's endeavors in this respect, notably his role in materializing both Madrid and New York Conferences into a call for dialogue and coexistence on humane basis, pointing out that the King is considered amongst the symbols of peace of the world today.

This came in a speech delivered in the name of the Arab Group by the Morocco's ambassador before the Executive Council of UNESCO.

In Brussels, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Dr. Nizar bin Obeid Madani told Pakistan Friends Conference that Saudi Arabia has taken the initiative to come to the help of the Pakistani people to have them relieved of their disastrous situations following the 2005 earthquake catastrophe, the 2009 displacement crisis and 2010 floods disaster.

Addressing the conferees as leader of his county's delegation which also comprises of the Saudi ambassador to Brussels Abdullah Al-Ma'alami and a number of Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials, Dr. Madani welcomed the admission of Egypt to Pakistan Friends list, describing it as a real addition.

During the earthquake disaster which ravaged Pakistan in 2005, Saudi Arabia offered a financial grant worth $133 million, he said, adding that an unprecedented single-country effort was exerted by Saudi Arabia to face the aftermath of floods that hit vast areas of Pakistan.

He cited the 30-cargo-plane airlift laden with relief items sent by Saudi Arabia to Pakistan, the popular campaign which raised more than $107 million, a land convoy of one thousand trucks which carried thousands of tons of wheat, 350 tons of dates and 30,000 tents in addition to two field hospitals and a search and rescue Saudi team.

Dr. Madani said Saudi Arabia habitually manage to provide support for its sister people and country: Pakistan in the past and vowed to follow suit in future, if deemed necessary.

Giving an account on his country's assistance to the Pakistani government and people, Dr. Madani said Saudi Arabia contributed to the finance of development projects in Pakistan.

He cited the appropriation of $120 million for the energy sector and the Saudi Development Fund-appropriated credit worth $200 million to finance or guarantee the Saudi non-oil exports in addition to the transfer of $200 million as a deposit at Pakistan's Central Bank as well as a grant worth $100 million for rehabilitating the displaced and immigrants in the flood-stricken areas.

He said a number of memoranda of understanding between SDF and UN relief-related organizations worth $68 million were signed, adding that the total amount offered by SDF for Pakistani development projects was estimated at $700 million while the total relief assistance already provided for Pakistan amounted to $354,198,994.

This is in addition to what has been offered by Saudi businessmen including relief items and building materials and construction, Madani said.

He confirmed that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, led by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, would spare no effort to provide the required assistance to the needy in Pakistan.

The Minister suggested that the recent establishment of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques International Charity Foundation would enhance Saudi Arabia’s contributions to the humanitarian and philanthropic work which aim at spreading the culture of tolerance, peace and prosperity in the service of the entire mankind.

In N’Djamena, under the directives of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, a Saudi Arabian Airlines' cargo plane will travel to Chad laden with 71 tons of humanitarian aid and food to help the victims of rains and floods which hit Chad, recently.

In a statement to Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Abdurrahman bin Ibrahim Al-Yahiya, head of the delegation in charge to deliver the humanitarian aid to Chad, said that the humanitarian aid include 450 tents, 500 mats and 2000 quilts as well as 1600 boxes of food.

'Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom of Humanity is keen on helping the people of Chad and alleviating their sufferings.', Al-Yahiya emphasized.

In Kuwait City, Abdulrahman bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has said that the GCC states and Turkey are influential countries at the regional and international arenas and an essential component of the general fabric at the regional and international levels.

This came in a speech delivered by Al-Attiyah before the joint ministerial meeting of the third strategic dialogue between the GCC States and the Turkish Republic.

The delegation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the meeting is headed by Dr. Nizar bin Obaid Madani, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs.