Saudi Arabia donated $115 billion to help 90 countries

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Permanent representative of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations Faisal bin Hassan Trad said the Kingdom has been the most generous country in the world in the field of development and humanitarian aid over the past four decades.

During a symposium at the Geneva Press Club, Ambassador Trad said Saudi Arabia donated more than $115 billion to more than 90 countries all over the world, reports Arab News. The symposium was managed by the Swiss Foreign Ministry, and was attended by officials from King Salman Humanitarian and Relief Center, the World Heath Organization, UNICEF’s Office of Emergency Programs, and UNHCR’s MENA operations.

The ambassador gave a detailed briefing on the vision, goals and the nature of work of the center, and said the Kingdom is a leader in the application of humanitarian values and principles in relief and support. The Ambassador said the King Salman Humanitarian and Relief Center was established from the good and tolerant values of Islam.

Ambassador Trad said that Saudi Arabia was the only country that responded to the humanitarian assistance appeal launched by the UN to help Yemen by extending a donation of $274 million.

Read more at Arab News