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Saudi Arabia to donate $114 million to 5 African countries

The then-Saudi ambassador to Egypt Ahmed Qattan attends an emergency meeting of the Arab League foreign ministers in the Egyptian capital Cairo, on December 24, 2015 [KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images]
The then-Saudi ambassador to Egypt Ahmed Qattan attends an emergency meeting of the Arab League foreign ministers in the Egyptian capital Cairo, on December 24, 2015 [KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images]

Saudi Arabia has promised to donate 100 million Euros ($114 million) to the G5 Sahel for development projects.

The Saudi Press Agency reported Friday that Saudi Arabia has pledged the huge sum to support development programmes with the aim of “depriving terrorists of their protective environment”. The initiative will be applied to the G5 Sahel, which includes Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger.

Saudi Minister of State for African Affairs, Ahmed Qattan, made the announcement during the opening of the Conference of the Coordination of Partners and Donors, which was held in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott.

All of the G5 Sahel countries suffer from the spread of armed fundamentalist terrorist groups across their territories.

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