The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia provided 540,000 tonnes of wheat to meet the basic food needs of the Sudanese people for three months as a first phase.
Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), stressed that the food support provided to the Sudanese people comes under the generous guidance of the leaderships of the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, and out of their keenness to ensure the provision of food needs of the Sudanese people and not affected by the country's transition.
Al-Suwaidi added that the leadership of the two countries is keen to provide all forms of support to overcome Sudan's difficult circumstances, in order to achieve economic stability and achieve food security, where the aid package comes from the brotherly ties that bring together the Sudanese people with the UAE and Saudi peoples. It is worth mentioning that the quantities of wheat supplied to Sudan come as part of the aid package approved by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in April 2019, amounting to three billion US dollars, to support the economic and financial stability of Sudan, where $ 500 million was deposited from both countries as a deposit in The Central Bank of Sudan will strengthen its financial position.
In Khartoum, US Assistant Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hill held a press conference, stressing that Washington was focusing on helping the Sudanese people in the transition.