Saudi Arabia Pledges $220 Million for the Reconstruction of Afghanistan
January 22, 2002
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, one of the co-chairs of the Tokyo International Ministerial Conference on Afghan Aid, has pledged $220 million for the reconstruction of Afghanistan.
This contribution, one of the largest pledged, reflects the Kingdom’s commitment to the rebuilding of Afghanistan and the well being of its people.
This contribution is consistent with the Kingdom’s commitment to the Afghan people and it comes on the heels of large-scale donations of food, medicine and clothing that has helped alleviate the suffering of the innocent victims in Afghanistan.
In his first trip abroad since becoming the interim leader of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, met with Crown Prince Abdullah in Saudi Arabia, just prior to the Tokyo conference.