Saudi Arabia, France pledge 72 million euros to support Lebanon
The King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Action (KSrelief) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia signed here Wednesday a memorandum of understanding with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the French Agency for Development (AFD), with the aim of supporting humanitarian work in Lebanon, within the framework of the Saudi-French partnership.
The memorandum was signed by the Director of the Branches Department at KSrelief, Mubarak Bin Saeed Al-Dossari; the French Ambassador to Lebanon, Anne Grillo, to represent the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the AFD Director in Lebanon, Gilles Gran-Pierre.
The memorandum of understanding will include, during the first phase, the provision of urgent humanitarian and relief support to Lebanon in the areas of food, nutrition and health.
The Kingdom will make a contribution of 36,000,000 euros, while the French side will commit to making a similar contribution within the framework of the partnership between the two sides, bringing the total to 72 million euros provided by the two countries.
This comes as an extension of the keenness of the government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman to stand with the fraternal Lebanese people and contribute to achieving their stability and development, and helping the needy among its people, to overcome this crisis that Lebanon is going through.