Saudi Arabia takes measures to enhance social protection of disabled

Saudi Arabia takes measures to enhance social protection of disabled

Mohammed bin Essam Khashan, third secretary of the Kingdom’s permanent delegation to the UN, said on Wednesday that Saudi Arabia had taken several measures to support people with disabilities.

This affirmation came during the Kingdom’s speech at the UN headquarters in New York, which was delivered by Khashan.

He said that the Kingdom has completed a comprehensive strategy to deal with poverty, pointing out that the Kingdom has allocated $9.2 billion from its annual budget for the Citizen Account Program, which is concerned with protecting people from the repercussions of economic reforms, in addition to social security allocations.

He highlighted Saudi Arabia’s efforts in the fields of economic development, health care, youth support, education and sustainable development.