Saudi Arabia provides dates to Egypt and Ghana

June 6, 2012

Saudi Arabia has delivered 350 tons of dates worth 3 million Egyptian pounds [$497,157] to the U.N. World Food Program (WFP) in Egypt to support development-oriented programs there. The donation was handed over by the Saudi Deputy Chief of Mission in Cairo, Counselor Majdi Mansur, to the Director of the WFP office in Egypt.

Meanwhile, Saudi Ambassador to Ghana Hashem Al-Suwailem delivered 200 tons of dates to the WFP in Accra. During a ceremony yesterday, the Director of the WFP’s regional office thanked the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz for his generosity to needy people around the world. The event was attended by Representative of the Saudi Ministry of Finance Ibrahim Al-Dujain and a number of Ghanaian officials.