GENEVA, Switzerland- Bahrain is going to build a cardiac centre in Yemen, in response to the global call to support the Yemeni people, it was announced here.

The kind gesture follows directives from King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, and under the patronage of the King's Representative for Charity Work and Youth Affairs, and Board of Trustees Chairman of the Royal Charity Organisation (RCO), Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa.

The announcement was made during the kingdom's participation in the second High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen, following directives from the King.

Deputised by Shaikh Nasser, and in coordination with the Foreign Minister, Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, RCO Secretary-General, Dr. Mustafa Al-Sayyed, took part in the event, organised here by the UN, in collaboration with Switzerland and Sweden.

Addressing the conference, Dr. Al-Sayyed announced that Bahrain was working on building a cardiac centre in Yemen, in line with the directives of the King.

RCO secretary-general highlighted the contributions of the kingdom, represented by RCO, to Yemen, citing a 1,000-tonne shipment of relief and humanitarian aid, as well as, the constant cooperation with the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre and the Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation.

On the sidelines of the international conference, Dr. Al-Sayyed held meetings with many international personalities and leaders, who commended the efforts of Bahrain, under the leadership of the King, to deliver aid and assistance to stricken peoples across the world.