Saudi Arabia, as the holder of the G20 Presidency, takes its political, economic and humanitarian responsibility to address coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its impacts regionally and globally, Al-Riyadh and Al-Eqtisadiah newspapers reported.
In line with Saudi Arabia’s responsibility towards this crisis, the kingdom has pledged USD 500 million to relevant international organizations to support global efforts in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through its G20 Presidency also suggested to injected more than USD 5 trillion into the global economy to offset the economic and financial impacts of the pandemic.
Saudi Arabia ordered different trips have been scheduled to repatriate citizens from abroad, including running a 40 hour-long exceptional flight to repatriate nationals from Los Angeles, USA, based on the directives of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s leadership to keep Saudi citizens abroad safe in light of the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic.
In the same context, the government took the responsibility to ensure the safety of Umrah performers. The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has hosted the Umrah performers in hotels in Makkah and Jeddah and provided them with food and means of transportation until their leave for their countries safely.
One of the trips that have been organized is to carried 226 Pakistani Umrah performers to their country. In this regard, Ambassador of Pakistan to the Kingdom Raja Ali Ejaz and Pakistani Consul General in Jeddah Khalid Majid expressed their thanks and gratitude to the Kingdom’s government for everything have been provided to ensure the safety of Umrah performers.