RIYADH: King Salman has directed the transfer of a set of Yemeni conjoined twin girls to the King Abdulaziz Medical City in Riyadh for medical examinations and to explore the possibility of their separation.

The twins are named Mawaddah and Rahmah and are joined together at the lower chest and abdomen.

The supervisor general of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center and the head of the medical team for separating conjoined twins Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah explained that the king’s humanitarian gesture is an extension of his many humanitarian acts towards the needy all around the world.

He added that King Salman attaches great importance to the Saudi National Program for Separating Conjoined Twins and that the program is supported by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

The initiative is a continuation of the Kingdom’s various humanitarian services to Arab and Muslim countries and the world at large, Al-Rabeeah added.