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Qatar pledges USD 500 million in grants and contributions towards reconstruction of Darfur
01 : 34 PM - 08/04/2013
Doha: April 8 – (BNA) The State of Qatar has pledged to donate US$ 500 million in grants and contributions earmarked for the reconstruction of Darfur in the sisterly Republic of the Sudan.

The Qatari Deputy Premier cum Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, Mr. Ahmed bin Abdullah Al Mahmoud, announced this on the second day of the International Donors Conference for Reconstruction and Development of Darfur.

Mr. Ahmed bin Abdullah Al Mahmoud said that emanating from his country's firm belief on the considerable significance of maintaining peace in Darfur and alleviating the suffering of its inhabitants, in addition to the initiative of the State of Qatar's Amir, His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, regarding establishing the Darfur Development Bank with a capital of US$ 1 billion and early revitalization projects now being implemented in Darfur, the State of Qatar pledges the sum of US$ 500 million allocated for reconstruction of Darfur.

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