| 23 May 2024, Thursday |

US welcomes Saudi FM’s visit to Ukraine, aid package

White House’s national security spokesman John Kirby said on Monday, that the US has welcomed Saudi Arabia’s announcement the Kingdom will provide $400 million worth of humanitarian aid to Ukraine.

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and top Ukrainian officials in a visit to Kyiv on Sunday.

The aid is an implementation of the pledge made by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during a phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in October 2022 on providing an additional humanitarian aid package to Ukraine.

The agreement includes a joint cooperation program to provide humanitarian assistance to Ukraine worth $100 million.

It also includes the financing of oil derivatives worth $300 million as a grant submitted by the government of Saudi Arabia through the Saudi Fund for Development.

  • Arab News