HRH the Crown Prince Congratulates Russian President on National Day

Jeddah: His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, has sent a cable of congratulations to Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin on his country’s National Day.

HRH the Crown Prince wished Putin continued good health and happiness, and the government and people of the Russian Federation steady progress and prosperity.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Congratulates the President of the Philippines on Independence Day

Jeddah: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has sent a cable of congratulations to The Philippines President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr. on his country’s Independence Day.

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques wished Marcos Jr. continued good health and happiness, and the government and people of the Philippines steady progress and prosperity.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

HRH the Crown Prince Receives Ukrainian President

Jeddah: His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, received in Jeddah today President of the Republic of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

HRH the Crown Prince welcomed the Ukrainian president to the Kingdom. In turn, the Ukrainian president expressed his happiness at visiting the Kingdom and meeting with HRH the Crown Prince.

The two sides reviewed relations between the two countries and discussed the developments of the Ukrainian-Russian crisis.

HRH the Crown Prince reaffirmed the Kingdom’s keenness and support for all international efforts aimed at resolving the crisis, while continuing to contribute to finding ways to mitigate the humanitarian impact.

The Ukrainian president expressed appreciation for the efforts made by the Kingdom in this regard.

The meeting was attended by Minister of Energy Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Minister of National Guard Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Defense Prince Khalid bin Salma
n bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, Minister of State, Cabinet Member and National Security Advisor Dr. Musaed bin Muhammad Al-Aiban, who is also the Accompanying Minister, Saudi ambassador to the Republic of Ukraine Mohammed Al-Jabreen, and the Ukrainian president’s accompanying delegation.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Congratulates Russian President on National Day

Jeddah: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has sent a cable of congratulations to Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin on his country’s National Day.

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques wished Putin continued good health and happiness, and the government and people of the Russian Federation steady progress and prosperity.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

UN: Human Rights Violations in Tindouf Camps Condemned in New York


United Nations (New York) – The blatant human rights violations in Tindouf camps, south-west Algeria, were strongly denounced at the regular session of the UN Committee of 24 (C24), held on June 11-21 in New York.

‘Tindouf camps have become a brutal symbol of human suffering, where abuse, repression, extreme poverty and malnutrition are the norm rather than the exception,’ said Khadija Ezaoui, a native of LaSyoune.

She noted that the humanitarian aid intended for the sequestered population in these camps is diverted to be sold on the markets of neighboring countries rather than being channeled to those who need it most, adding that the leaders of the “polisario” armed separatist movement engage in the systematic embezzlment of this aid with the active complicity of Algeria.

She cited the latest revelations from the World Food Programme (WFP) in its January 2023 report entitled “Summary report on the evaluation of the provisional strategic plan for Algeria (2019-2022)” and the 2015 report from the European
Anti-Fraud Office.

“The evidence provided by the WFP leaves no room for doubt, clearly establishing the embezzlment of essential foodstuffs, including cookies intended for children as part of humanitarian aid”, she denounced, adding that these foodstuffs are sold on local markets in Tindouf, outside the camps and in neighboring countries.

Ezaoui pointed out that the WFP had highlighted the obstruction of the access of UN specialized agencies to Tindouf camps and the bias inherent in the distribution of humanitarian aid orchestrated by the armed group “polisario”.

‘This shocking situation is due to the fact that Algeria did not allow the UNHCR to register the population held hostage in Tindouf camps, in accordance with its mandate and the resolutions of the UN Security Council,” she reported, noting that the sequestered population of these camps continue to live in a “zone of total anarchy”, marked by multiple human rights violations, at a time when Algeria has delegated its authority over the camps to the
“polisario”.

On this matter, she pointed out that the UN Human Rights Committee had repeatedly expressed its serious concerns about this illegal delegation of powers, adding that these same concerns had been echoed by the UN Secretary-General in his report to the Security Council.

Ezaoui also condemned the abuses and exactions endured by the population sequestered in the Tindouf camps when they claim their legitimate rights, adding that cases of slavery have been denounced by several NGOs and media outlets.

‘When the sequestered population dare to raise their voices against the exactions perpetrated by Algeria and the +polisario+, their legitimate demands are met with brutality and repression,’ she said, citing the recent case of three individuals who were victims of arbitrary detention and torture at the hands of the “polisario”.

She also pointed out that the same fate applies to women who are subjected to various forms of violence by Algeria and its “polisario” puppet, stressing that this situation call
s for an immediate international response.

She called on the international community “to act swiftly and decisively to put an end to this humanitarian catastrophe, and to hold Algeria to account for its refusal to respond to the urgent and forceful calls of Security Council resolutions to register the population held hostage in Tindouf camps.’

To her, the only solution to this disastrous situation is the safe and dignified return of the population sequestered in Tindouf camps, through the implementation of the Moroccan autonomy plan.

Source: Agence Marocaine De Presse

Lower House Speaker Holds Talks with Spanish Ambassador to Morocco


Rabat – Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rachid Talbi Alami, held talks, here Wednesday, with Spanish Ambassador to Morocco, Enrique Ojeda Villa, to discuss several issues of common interest.

During this meeting, the two sides expressed their pride in the depth of the solid long-standing relations uniting the two countries, under the leadership of the Sovereigns of the two Kingdoms, His Majesty King Mohammed VI and His Majesty King Felipe VI, says a press release from the House of Representatives.

They also highlighted the high level of parliamentary cooperation between the legislative institutions of the two countries, adds the press release.

Source: Agence Marocaine De Presse