The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia donated 50 tons of dates to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.
His Excellency Khalid Hamoud Alkahtani, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Sri Lanka, officially handed over this consignment of dates to Hon. Vidura Wickremanayake, Minister of Buddhashasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs, during a ceremony held at the Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Colombo, on Thursday
His Excellency the Ambassador praised the great humanitarian efforts of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center around the world, which reflect the keenness of the Government of the Custodian of the two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and His Highness the Crown Prince Prime Minister – may almighty God protect them – to stand with brotherly and friendly countries and peoples in various circumstances and tribulations, noting the strong relations between the Kingdom and the friendly Republic of Sri Lanka.
From his side, Hon. Minister of Religious Affairs of Sri Lanka extended his sincere thanks to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under the leadership of the Custodian of the two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and His Royal Highness Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince and Prime Minister – may Almighty God protect them – for all the assistance provided to the Sri Lankan people, indicating that this is not surprising from the Kingdom’s humanity and its generosity that have provided unlimitedly in all parts of the globe.
This gift comes within the programs offered by the Government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and His Highness the Crown Prince – may almighty God protect them – to a number of brotherly and friendly countries, with a view to reach the most needy families in different parts of the world. (Saudi Embassy)