OIC chief hails King Salman’s patronage of Riyadh International Humanitarian Forum

Riyadh Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen hailed the patronage of the first Riyadh International Humanitarian Forum (RIHF) by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman. The two-day event, under the theme of "Humanitarian Action International Responsibility," began in Riyadh on Monday.

Al-Othaimeen noted that King Salman has long devoted his time and effort to the service of humanitarian and relief work based on his deep faith in his Islamic and humanitarian responsibilities."The king supports every effort to alleviate human suffering in this world. Humanitarian work and relief efforts to alleviate the suffering of displaced persons because of wars, natural disasters and ethnic cleansing receive utmost attention and unlimited support from King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. This emanates from their deep belief that Saudi Arabia is the heart of the Muslim World," he said.

The OIC chief valued the humanitarian efforts of KSRELIEF for the Yemeni people, Syrian refugees, Somali refugees and Rohingya refugees, and the continued and unlimited support of the Palestinians. "The Saudi humanitarian action system is an example and a model for institutional giving based on scientific foundations and international standards of humanitarian organizations."

The secretary general thanked the Saudi leadership, represented by the King and the Crown Prince, for the generous support for Muslims and their issues at all humanitarian and political levels. He commended KSRELIEF, which has achieved a lot in a short time under the direction and guidance of Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah and his successful team.

It is noteworthy that KSRELIEF and the OIC work side by side in several joint humanitarian projects for the benefit of some member states, such as Yemen and Somalia.

Source: International Islamic News Agency