Saudi Arabia participates in International Conference for Mali

May 16, 2013

Saudi Ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg Faisal bin Hassan Trad led the Saudi delegation to the International Conference for Donors for the Development of Mali, held in Brussels and organized by France, the European Union and Mali. During the conference, Ambassador Trad delivered a speech in which he noted that the Kingdom has been one of the largest supporters of the government of Mali. Since 1976, he said, Saudi Arabia has provided $300 million for the establishment of energy, education, transport, health and agriculture projects in that country. Ambassador Trad added that the Saudi government continues to support the efforts of the Malian government and the international community to restore the security, stability, development and prosperity of Mali.