1999 News Story

Saudi Arabia continues relief for Kosovar refugees

In line with the directives of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz, a plane left Jeddah today for Tirana in Albania, carrying over four hundred cartons of new clothing to provide relief assistance to the Kosovar refugees.  This consignment is part of an ongoing airlift from Saudi Arabia.  On Friday, a plane left Riyadh carrying 9 tons of milk, 2 tons of foodstuffs and one ton of dates, and last Wednesday there was a plane carrying more than 12 tons of relief materials. Meanwhile, the Saudi Consul in Albania Khalid Al-Salman today inaugurated a school for the sons of Muslims from Kosovo at the premises of the World Assembly for Muslim Youth (WAMY) in Tirana. The school will undertake teaching the sons of Kosovo refugees the Holy Qur'an and the principles of Islam.