GCC Sec-Gen Praises Coalition's Efforts in Supporting Yemen

Tuesday, 30 January, 2018 - 08:15
Riyadh - Asharq Al-Awsat

Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Abdullatif bin Rashid al-Zayani, received in Riyadh the Director General of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Riyadh (OCHA), Michael Hiller Shaw.

During the meeting, Zayani welcomed Michael Hiler Shaw, congratulating him on his assumption of the post of Director General of OCHA in Riyadh, wishing him success in his mission.

He lauded the efforts of OCHA in the field of humanitarian work and its endeavors to provide aid to the Yemeni people.

The two officials discussed the efforts of OCHA in relief aid and its role in providing humanitarian aid to Yemeni people in cooperation with the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (Ksrelief).

They also explored ways of enhancing cooperation between the Secretariat of GCC and OCHA to promote joint efforts in the humanitarian field. In addition, they discussed efforts exerted by OCHA to support relief work and deliver humanitarian aid to the needy countries in the region.

Zayani praised the economic and development support provided by the Arab coalition to support legitimacy in Yemen.

He affirmed the determination of GCC countries to support and assist the Yemeni people in their ordeal and difficult circumstances, adding that they will continue their efforts to deliver humanitarian aid to all Yemeni governorates.

The meeting was attended by GCC Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Negotiations Abdulaziz Hamad Aluwaisheg.

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