Al-Jaber: With 17 billion dollars, Kingdom is 1st Yemeni people supporter

Riyadh (Debriefer)
2020-06-02 | Since 4 Year

The Saudi ambassador to Yemen, Mohammed Al Jaber, considered Monday evening, the Donors' Conference for Yemen for the year 2020 as a continuation of the Kingdom's continuous efforts to serve the Yemeni people humanely, economically and developmentally.

Al Jaber said in a series of tweets on his account on "Twitter", that Saudi Arabia is the largest supporter of Yemen with a total value of humanitarian and development aid amounting to about $ 17 billion.

Al Jaber pointed out that the Kingdom topped the donor countries for the United Nations humanitarian response plan in Yemen for the year 2018, by providing $ 500 million and $ 750 million in 2019, in addition to other humanitarian initiatives and programs.

The Saudi ambassador to Yemen stated that his country has provided "direct support to Yemen with an amount of 7.8 billion dollars since 2012, as it supported the Yemeni Central Bank of Yemen with a deposit of 3.2 billion dollars, and oil derivatives to operate power plants with an amount of 4.15 billion dollars over several years, in addition to 435 million Dollars to the Social Welfare Fund. "

Al Jaber reviewed the projects implemented by the Saudi program for the development and reconstruction of Yemen, represented by 175 projects and initiatives until the year 2020, in the sectors of education, health, energy and water, as well as in the sectors of agriculture, thick wealth, transportation and government buildings.

Saudi Arabia will on Tuesday organize, via video transmission technology, the Donors' Conference for Yemen, in partnership with the United Nations, whose Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, will deliver the opening speech.

On Sunday, the United Nations called on donor countries to quickly fulfill their obligations towards Yemen in light of the humanitarian crisis facing it, and to support the country as soon as possible.

Millions of Yemenis are suffering from displacement, malnutrition, disease outbreaks and epidemics, especially in light of the spread of the Corona virus, Jens Larquet, a spokesman for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, said at a virtual press conference in Geneva on Saturday.

The Yemeni internationally recognized government is pinning its hopes on the donors conference, which the United Nations plans to hold in partnership with Saudi Arabia in Riyadh on Tuesday, to mobilize support to provide $ 2.4 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of Yemen.

Last Saturday, senior political sources said that the donor countries of Yemen, require a unified administration to confront the novel Corona virus in the country that is dominated by a complex war, and it faces a great danger due to the spread of the epidemic

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