By Chris King • 27 February 2023 • 2:11
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Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud announced at a press conference in Kyiv on Sunday, February 26, that Riyadh had decided to allocate $410 million in humanitarian aid to Ukraine. His speech followed a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, with the broadcast hosted by the Al Ekhbariya TV channel.
“The Kingdom is making every effort to alleviate the suffering of Ukrainians”, said the Saudi minister. “We are focused on alleviating the consequences of the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, which is why the king and the crown prince have decided to send $410 million worth of humanitarian aid to the country”, he continued.
As the head of the Foreign Ministry added, Saudi Arabia continues to seek opportunities for a peaceful settlement of the crisis in Ukraine. He added: “The Kingdom is interested in supporting any initiatives that will help reduce tensions, as well as achieving peace. We will continue to work with all parties to the conflict to find ways to resolve this crisis”.
In addition, according to the Al Sharq TV channel, Riyadh and Kyiv signed a memorandum of understanding providing for the supply of petroleum products to Ukraine.
Sunday’s visit to Ukraine by the head of the Foreign Ministry of Saudi Arabia was the first since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the countries. While in Kyiv, he met with Zelenskyy, the head of his office, Andriy Yermak, and Foreign Minister, Dmitry Kuleba, as reported by tass.ru.
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Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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