Saudi Foreign Minister, Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud says the Kingdom will render humanitarian assistance to Ukraine worth 410 million US dollars.
He told reporters at a news conference on Sunday following discussions with Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba in the capital, Kyiv.
Prince Faisal said Saudi Arabia is working with Ukraine to mitigate the effects of the humanitarian crisis in the country economically.
“We are focused on mitigating the consequences of the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. That is why the King and the Crown Prince have made a decision to send humanitarian aid [to the country] to a sum of 410 million US dollars,” bin Farhan said.
Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs also wrote on its twitter account saying: “They discussed a range of issues on bilateral and regional agenda. Ministers agreed to effectively streamline engagement of small and medium businesses from Ukraine and Saudi Arabia.”
According to Ukrainian Presidential Office Head, Andriy Yermak, Saudi Arabia will provide Ukraine with $100 million in humanitarian aid and $300 million will go towards the purchase of oil products.
Sunday’s visit was the first by an official Saudi delegation to Ukraine since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 1993.