Saudi Arabia , Uae to Send $3 Billion in Aid to Sudan

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Saudi Arabia , Uae to Send $3 Billion in Aid to Sudan
Saudi Arabia , Uae to Send $3 Billion in Aid to Sudan

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates said on Sunday they had agreed to send Sudan $3 billion worth of aid, throwing a lifeline to the country’s new military leaders after protests led to the ouster of president Omar al-Bashir. The two Gulf Arab countries will deposit $500 million with the Sudanese central bank and send the rest in the form of food, medicine and petroleum products, their state news agencies said in parallel statements.The aid from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates is the first major publicly announced assistance to Sudan from Gulf states in several years. The two Gulf states have ties with Burhan and his deputy, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, through their participation in the Saudi led coalition fighting in Yemen.

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