Saudi Arabia announces 100 million euros aid to Sahel nations

(Reuters) – Saudi Arabia pledged 100 million euros ($113.7 million) to support priority investment programs in Africa’s Sahel region, the state-run Saudi Press Agency said on Thursday evening.

Saudi State minister for African Affairs Ahmed Qattan made the announcement at a donors meeting for the five-member Sahel group, held in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott, it said.

The other countries making up the Sahel group are Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali and Niger.

($1 = 0.8797 euros)

Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli; Editing by Amrutha Gayathri

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