The Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said that Saudi Arabia, led by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Abdulaziz, takes a considerable interest in the affairs of Syrian refugees and stressed that Syrians enjoy the same rights to health care, education and employment in Saudi Arabia.
While attending the World Humanitarian Summit held in Istanbul yesterday, the Saudi Foreign Minister said that more than two million Syrians have visited the kingdom since the beginning of the crisis, and added that “There are no camps or tents for Syrian refugees in the Kingdom. Rather, they enjoy the same rights to health care, education and work”.
Al-Jubeir indicated that the World Humanitarian Summit is the first of its kind and is an important step in the development and progression of charitable and humanitarian work in order to serve mankind.
The Saudi Foreign Minister held a meeting yesterday with the Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon on the side lines of the first World Humanitarian Summit hosted by the Turkish city of Istanbul. During the meeting, they discussed topics on the agenda of the summit. They also discussed Saudi Arabia’s efforts to develop aspects of joint cooperation between Saudi Arabia and the United Nations and its various programs and agencies, especially in the humanitarian and development fields. Support provided by the Kingdom to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) also featured at the talks.
In addition to this, developments in regional and international issues were reviewed at the meeting. The Chairman of the Media Department at the Foreign Ministry Ambassador Osama Naqli and the Saudi Ambassador to Turkey Dr Adil Murad Mirdad and the Assistant Undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry for Multi-Lateral Relations Ambassador Ali Jaafar also attended the meeting.