Saudi Royal Family pledges $113m aid to Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Burkina Faso and Chad

Saturday 08th Dec 2018

King Salman

Saudi Minister of State for African Affairs, Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz Kattan, announced on Friday that King Salman is making a donation of $113.7 million to support Sahel countries(Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Burkina Faso and Chad). Minister Kattan announced the donation during the opening ceremony of the Coordination Conference of G5 Sahel Partners and Funders for Financing of Priority Investment Programme (PIP) for (2019-2021) in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott.

The G5 Sahel countries consist of Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Burkina Faso and Chad. King Salman has ordered the money to support these five countries, further more stating that half this amount would be allocated to support priority investments in the Sahel.

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