Second Saudi relief plane arrives in Vietnam

December 3, 2009

The second Saudi relief plane arrived in Hanoi, Vietnam today carrying 100 tons of humanitarian relief for those affected by Typhoon Ketsana, which struck hit central Vietnam on September 26, killed at least 163 people and caused $782 million in damage, and Typhoon Mirinae, which hit the southern central coast on November 2, causing $280 million in damages.

The shipment was received by Vice President and Secretary General of the Viet Nam Red Cross Doan Van Thai and Saudi Ambassador to the Republic of Vietnam Salah bin Ahmed Sarhan.  Mr.Thai expressed appreciation and thanks of the Vietnamese Government and people to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz and the Saudi people for the assistance.

The assistance is in line with the directives King Abdullah.  The first Saudi relief plane arrived in Hanoi on Wednesday carrying 100 tons of humanitarian relief.