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Sudan : ADFD Provides Sudan with Agricultural Supplies Worth AED40 Million
Publish Date : 20-Mar-2020
The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) has provided Sudan with agricultural supplies worth AED40 million
(US$10.8 million) as part of the UAEâ€™s support for the agricultural sector in Sudan. The support includes the provision of
nine million bags for packaging agricultural products and crops.
The first shipment comprising 3,315,000 packaging bags has been delivered to the Sudanese government in coordination
with the UAE embassy in Sudan and the Agricultural Bank of Sudan, while the remainder will be dispatched before the end
of April, 2020.
This shipment is part of the US$3 billion aid package approved by the UAE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to support
economic and financial stability of Sudan.
His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, said: "This assistance
articulates the keen interest taken by the UAEâ€™s wise leadership to enable Sudan to overcome its present challenges, and
provide its people with necessary supplies to drive growth in key sectors including agriculture, education, healthcare and
He added, "For several years, ADFD has played an active role in the development of Sudan. We have supported projects
serving key economic sectors including agriculture given its crucial significance for the countryâ€™s economic development.
Furthermore, we contributed to the development of many strategic projects that translate a long-term economic impact on the
sustainable development of Sudan.â€
For his part, His Excellency Hamad Mohammed Humaid Al Junaibi, the UAE Ambassador to Sudan said: "The UAEâ€™s
continued support for the government of Sudan will enable the country to overcome its economic challenges and achieve
stability and prosperity. Our wise leadership is keen to leverage the outstanding relationship both countries have fostered
over the years to achieve our mutual interests.â€
In April, 2019, the UAE and Saudi Arabia deposited US$500 million into the Central Bank of Sudan as part of the US$3
billion grant aimed at fostering Sudanâ€™s economic and financial stability. Earlier, ADFD dispatched 540,000 tonnes of wheat
worth $150 million to Sudan to meet its urgent food needs, besides the provision of school supplies that will support 400,000
students. Furthermore, both countries are providing Sudan with medicine, petroleum derivatives and agricultural supplies as
part of the joint aid package aimed at accelerating sustainable economic development in the country.