Saudi minister and head of UN agency for relief talk about humanitarian ties

Riyadh – The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East’s commissioner general, Philippe Lazzarini, and the Saudi Arabian deputy minister of foreign affairs, Waleed Al-Khuraiji, recently convened at the ministry’s Riyadh headquarters.

Al-Khuraiji reviewed the Kingdom’s efforts to assist the Palestinian people during the meeting, and he and Lazzarini talked about methods to further strengthen their cooperation with UNRWA.

The organisation made a request for $16.2 million in March to assist Palestine refugees impacted by the recent and extremely destructive earthquake in Syria.

The funds were immediately needed as part of the UN organisation’s 2023 Syria-Lebanon Flash Appeal to help the refugee population in the aftermath of the February earthquake that shook the north of Syria.

The supervisor general of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center met Lazzarini outside of the 2023 Riyadh International Humanitarian Forum, where they spoke about a number of topics of interest and ways to improve cooperation.

Lazzarini commended Saudi Arabia for continuing to support Palestinians and complimented the close collaboration between the agency and the centre.