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GCC Praises Saudi Arabia's New Development Projects in Yemen

GCC Praises Saudi Arabia's New Development Projects in Yemen

Friday, 1 July, 2022 - 18:15
ecretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Dr. Nayef Al-Hajraf. Asharq Al-Awsat

Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Dr. Nayef Al-Hajraf praised on Friday Saudi Arabia’s announcement of a new and important set of development projects to be implemented by the Saudi Program for the Development and Reconstruction of Yemen (SDRPY).

SDRPY will implement 17 projects, worth $400 million, that cover six sectors, including energy, transportation, education, water, health, and building state institutions.

It will provide $200 million to provide oil derivatives to operate power stations to meet the needs of the Yemeni people and ease their suffering.

The announcement was made on Thursday during a meeting in Riyadh between Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman and Chairman of the Yemeni Presidential Leadership Council Dr. Rashad Al-Alimi.

The GCC Secretary-General praised on Friday the Kingdom’s great efforts in all aspects of political, development, and relief support through the projects implemented by the SDRPY to help the Yemeni people in all governorates.

He stressed the solidarity of the GCC countries with the Yemeni people and their support to achieve their aspirations for stability, peace, security and development.

Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Hussein Ibrahim Taha also praised the Kingdom's announcement.

The OIC chief said he valued the initiative launched by Saudi Arabia and its leadership to support Yemen and alleviate the suffering of its people.

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