Swiss Driver Edoardo Mortara Wins 2nd Round in Diriyah Formula E-Prix 2022

Riyadh, The second round of Diriyah Formula e-Prix 2022, as part of the 8th season of the EBB FIA Formula E World Championship, which was hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the 4th time over two consecutive days, 28 and 29 January 2022, was concluded in a race held at last night under the lights.
The race, which was attended by Prince Khalid bin Sultan Al-Abdullah Al-Faisal, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Automobile and Motorcycle Federation and the Saudi Motorsports Company, witnessed a strong competition among the competitors, as the Swiss Edoardo Mortara, the driver for the “ROKiT Venturi Racing – Monaco” team, won first place in the second round, while the Dutchman Robin Frings, the driver for the “Invision Racing” team, came in second place and the third place went to the Brazilian Lucas di Grassi, the driver for the “ROKiT Venturi Racing – Monaco” team.
The race started at eight on Saturday evening, lasted 45 minutes, and witnessed several stops due to accidents committed by drivers that required the intervention of safety cars. The free practice driving tests started at 1:30 p.m., during which German Pascal Wehrlin, the driver for “Tag Heuer Porsche” team, succeeded in achieving the fastest time, while French Jean-Eric Vergne, the driver for “DS Cheetah”, came second, followed by Britain’s Oliver Rowland, the driver for Mahindra Racing in third place.
At 3:40 p.m., the qualifying trials for the first group began, followed by the qualifying trials for the second group, to start the knockout qualifiers, which ended with the achievement made by the Dutchman Nyck de Vries, the driver for “Mercedes-Benz EQ” team who is the current world champion and winner of the first round race that took place on Friday, which was the first pole position, after he beat Swiss Edoardo Mortara, the driver for the “ROKiT Venturi Racing – Monaco” team in the final round to set the positions, while the Dutchman Robin Frings, the driver for the British “Invision Racing” team finished third.
The competitions of the 8th season of “ABB FIA Formula E” World Championships began with the first round the day before yesterday (Friday), of which won by the Dutchman Nyck de Vries, the driver for “Mercedes-Benz EQ”, who finished 10th in the second stage on Saturday evening due to technical problems, while his Belgian teammate Stoffel Vandoorne came second and the 3rd place went to the British Jake Dennis, the driver for “Avalanche Andretti”.
It is worth mentioning that national and global news covered the race of Diriyah Formula E-Prix 2022, as the event was broadcast through 63 channels to 150 countries, while the number of media outlets that attended the Diriyah Race Circuit exceeded 50 ones, in addition to 110 media professionals including editors and photographers.

 

Source: Saudi Press Agency

Kuwaiti FM Meets Egyptian Counterpart

Kuwait, The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs of the State of Kuwait Sheikh Dr.Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah met yesterday (Saturday) with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry, currently on a visit to Kuwait to participate in the consultative meeting of Arab foreign ministers scheduled to be held today (Sunday) in Kuwait.
During the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations between the two countries and ways to enhance and develop them in various fields, in addition to exchanging views on a number of regional and international issues of common interest.

 

Source: Saudi Press Agency

S. Korea to Launch Economic Security Center in March

Seoul, South Korea’s foreign ministry will open an economic security center in March to help ensure stable supply chains of strategically vital goods and draft diplomatic strategies for emerging trade issues, Yonhap cited Seoul officials as saying today.
The in-house body is part of the government’s broader efforts to address concerns over potential supply chain bottlenecks and adapt to the changing geopolitical and economic environment.
The ministry plans to hire professionals with a doctoral or master’s degree in economy, trade, engineering and science, with the recruitment process currently under way, a senior ministry official said.
“We are looking for professionals who have comprehensive insight in emerging technologies, diplomacy and trade to read into the changing environment and its implication on the national security,” the official said, requesting anonymity.
In November, South Korea activated an early warning system to monitor key industry materials and items to prevent the recurrence of a supply crunch similar to that involving urea solution.
Currently, 37 embassies and other diplomatic missions are keeping close tabs on more than 4,000 items, which heavily rely on imports and have a broad effect on the local economy, to ensure stability of supply chains, according to the ministry.

 

Source: Saudi Press Agency

Ministry of Health Reports 3,669 New COVID-19 Cases, 4,375 Recoveries in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh, The Ministry of Health (MoH) announced the registration of 3,669 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 4,375 recoveries in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during the past 24 hours.
The ministry added that the number of critical cases reached 940.
The ministry’s statistics showed that the total number of infections in the country reached 683,053, while the recovery tally reached 635,191.
MoH reported three new deaths, bringing the fatalities tally in Saudi Arabia to 8,936.
The Ministry of Health advised everyone to contact 937-Service Center for consultations and inquiries around the clock, obtaining reliable health information and services, as well as knowing the latest development of COVID-19.

 

Source: Saudi Press Agency

KSrelief Signs USD 8 Million Cooperation Agreement with WHO to Enhance Children’s Health in Yemen

Riyadh, King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) through videoconference today signed a cooperation agreement with the World Health Organization (WHO) to enhance basic nutritional intervention in service of Yemeni children’s health in a bid to reduce mortality rates in a sustainable way according to the humanitarian response plan for Yemen, at a total value of about USD 8 million.
Advisor at the Royal Court and Supervisor General of KSrelief Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Rabeeah and WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Dr. Ahmed Al-Mandhari signed the agreement, under which children healthcare will be enhanced to limit death rates among children under the age of five through enhancing the quality of basic services and nutritional intervention, including preventive and life-saving procedures, providing basic medical services and medical and non-medical equipment and supplies, efficient medical employees and sessions for building capabilities, rehabilitating residency wards of pediatrics units in selected facilities to ensure their quality and safety, providing basic medical equipment for reviving critical cases, modernizing the performance of employees in cooperation with the Yemeni Ministry of Health and Population in a way that ensures having 192 medical employees trained in the healthcare sector for acute malnutrition with medical complications and practices of infants’ nutrition and little children.
Under the agreement, acute malnutrition cases with medical complications will be treated at the ICU of children wards, training 32 employees out of 192 in these services, where the agreement is expected to benefit 3.198 million individuals directly and 2.697 million individuals indirectly.
Dr. Al Rabeeah expressed happiness for KSrelief’s signing of a second agreement within a week with WHO regional office to serve Yemeni children under the age of five, noting that this project signed today is vital for enhancing basic nutritional interventions of children’s healthcare and benefiting millions of children, with a total value of about USD 8 million.
For his part, Dr. Al-Mandhari thanked KSrelief for its continuous support and solidarity with WO regional office in its endeavors to serve humanity and alleviate the suffering of people and saving lives, adding that KSrelief was the best supporter for the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office, mainly in Yemen through supporting various programs, where in 2020 and 2021 WHO received a total of USD 23 million from the center.
This agreement is part of humanitarian and relief projects implemented by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by KSrelief, in partnership with WHO to develop the Yemeni health sector and improve medical services presented to all categories of the society.

 

Source: Saudi Press Agency

KSrelief Distributes More than 125 Tons of Food and Shelter Aid to 2,000 Families in Afghanistan

Kabul, King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) has continued to distribute food and shelter aid to the neediest families in Afghanistan.
KSrelief on Saturday distributed 125 tons and 600 kilograms of aid, including 2,000 food baskets, 4,000 flour bags, and 800 blankets in the Afghan province of Kunar, benefiting 2,000 families.
The aid comes as a part of the Saudi relief land bridge dispatched by KSrelief to support Afghan people.

 

Source: Saudi Press Agency