Saudi airlift continues to deliver relief supplies to Myanmar

May 29, 2008

The second and third planes in a Saudi airlift arrived in Myanmar yesterday carrying 150 tons of relief supplies for victims of Cyclone Nargis.

Saudi Ambassador to Myanmar Turki Al-Ali and was at the airport in Yangon to receive the aid, which included foodstuffs, medicine, blankets and mats.

Saudi Arabia began airlifting relief supplies into Myanmar on May 25. In total, five planes are expected to deliver much-needed humanitarian aid on the directive of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz.

The Kingdom is also currently airlifting relief supplies into China after a May 12 earthquake devastated much of Sichuan Province.

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