Kingdom sends 342 tons and 90 tons of dates to Egypt and Mauritania, respectively

April 29, 2010

The United Nation’s International Food Program in Egypt received 342 tons of dates in food assistance from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia yesterday. The quantity will be distributed to needy families in southern Egypt, the Red Sea and Sena’a regions and the High Dam lake area.

Also on Wednesday, Saudi representatives delivered 90 tons of dates to the Country Director of the World Food Program (WFP) in Mauritania, Guy Gauvreau. The assistance was handed over in Nouakchott in the presence of Charge d’Affaires of the Saudi Embassy in Mauritania Hamad Al-Aqeel; Representative of the Saudi Ministry of Finance Saad bin Abdulaziz Al-Senaidy; and Mauritanian Commissioner of Food Security Mohamed Ould Mohamedou.

Speaking on the occasion, Gauvreau stressed that the Kingdom is among the most important donor countries to the WFP and thanked the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz for his continued humanitarian support. Mohamedou also expressed his appreciation, noting that the aid will help alleviate food shortages affecting a number of Mauritanian regions.