LONDON: Saudi Arabia has donated $1 million as part of the Kingdom’s contribution to the voluntary fund of the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism (IIIM) on Syria.

The donation was handed over on Wednesday by the Saudi permanent representative to the UN, Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, during a virtual meeting with the head of IIIM on Syria, Catherine Marchi-Uhel.

During the meeting, they reviewed the Kingdom’s regional efforts in general and in Syria in particular.

Al-Mouallimi said his country’s role in the Syrian issue is to support political solutions and humanitarian efforts.

Marchi-Uhel thanked Saudi Arabia for its generous support, and called on the Kingdom to continue providing political support for the Syrian crisis, especially in efforts to hold accountable those who commit heinous crimes against the Syrian people.

Al-Mouallimi also participated in a meeting with the permanent representatives of the coalition countries fighting to support the legitimate government in Yemen.

They discussed the latest developments in Yemen and the most prominent challenges, as well as the statement issued by the UN Security Council on Friday welcoming the Saudi peace initiative to end the conflict and reach a comprehensive political solution.

The initiative also calls for a nationwide cease-fire, the reopening of Sanaa airport, and allowing free movement of ships for refueling and goods.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia has won a seat on the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) for 2022-2025, and on the UN Commission on Population and Development for 2022-2066.

Al-Mouallimi praised the high status and international confidence that the Kingdom enjoys, and its record of global successes in various fields.

He said the Kingdom, through its long experience and achievements in combating drugs and organized crime, will be an important tributary to the UN and the committee members in this field.

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