To complement Saudi Arabia’s humanitarian and relief efforts, the Kingdom has provided a grant of $30 million to support the Humanitarian Trust Fund for Afghanistan, which operates under the umbrella of the Islamic Development Bank, in coordination with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, through the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Action and the Saudi Fund for Development.
The aim of the grant is to contribute to alleviating the suffering of the Afghan people, and to reduce the risk of deteriorating the critical humanitarian situation and possible economic collapse in Afghanistan, which may affect regional and international peace and stability.
The grant was signed today, at the headquarters of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center in Riyadh, in the presence of the Royal Court Adviser and General Supervisor of the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Action, Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabiah, the President of the Islamic Development Bank, Dr. Muhammad Al-Jasser, and the CEO of the Saudi Fund for Development Sultan Al-Murshed The Kingdom’s permanent representative to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Dr. Saleh Al-Suhaibani, the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation for Afghanistan, Ambassador Tariq Ali Bakheet, and the head of the Islamic Development Bank’s Trust Fund, Eng. Muhammad Al-Saati.
After signing the grant memorandum
This grant comes as a continuation of the air and land relief bridges provided by Saudi Arabia in the recent period to the Afghan people, and supported them over the past decades for a number of projects in Afghanistan, including humanitarian, health, educational, water and food security, at a cost exceeding one billion riyals, based on its awareness of its responsibility and role in achieving Security and prosperity for Afghanistan and its people.