This item turned up on the Arabic KSA MOH website; I can't find it on the English-language version, which is usually slow to update anyway. It is by far the longest single official document I have seen from the Saudis about MERS, and I'll give you just a sample of it before a comment: Ministry News - (WHO): the world has benefited from the experience of the Kingdom in response to the virus (Corona). Excerpt from a Google translation:
World Health Organization confirmed that the world has benefited from the experiences of Saudi Arabia lessons enormous; given its efforts to protect the health of its people and the global community its scope wide of the threats posed by disease Coruna new, expressing sincere appreciation for the contribution of the immense provided by the Kingdom to expand scientific knowledge and enhance understanding of public health about the possible source of this new virus, and the risk factors associated with it.
This came during a speech Regional Director for the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region Dr Ala Din Alwan during the consultative meeting to determine a plan of public health research on coronavirus that causes AIDS Middle East respiratory (Corona), which began in Riyadh on Sunday and hosted by the Ministry of Health for two days.
He added. Ala Alwan that in spite of the fact that we have not seen any evidence of transmission of the disease from one person to another disease caused by a virus (Corona), but we would like to re-emphasize that the threat of the virus to the health of the world has spread to become a reality, adding that we are not sure of the source of the disease, pointing out that more than three-quarters of the total confirmed human cases infected with the disease and the amount of the WHO did not have a history of direct contact with camels or any other type of animal, alluding to the importance of the work of extensive studies and policies to reduce the transmission of the disease that leads to prevent transmission of the virus from its animal source to humans, and later from one person to another, hello to all the participants at the consultative meeting to determine the agenda of the research on the virus (Corona).
He also thanked the Minister of Health Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabiah to host this meeting, where he said: "It is my pleasure to host the Kingdom of this important meeting, and that the world learned of the Kingdom a great deal to protect its citizens and the global community as a whole from the threats of this new disease. I would also like to express my thanks for the kingdom to contribute effectively provided by the world to expand the scientific knowledge of the world and the concept of public health on the likely source, and the mode of transmission and risk factors, and attributes and manifestations of infection with this virus, which put the world on high alert since Bzogh in 2012.
I can't find anything on WHO's Eastern Mediterranean Office website on this event, but the KSA MOH evidently sees it as an opportunity to tell its public that everything is fine. The line about expanding world scientific knowledge about MERS is especially rich, given the Saudis' near-total reticence about its cases.