Agriculture ministry signs $4.1 million deal with Saudi foundation
Published Tuesday 04/03/2014 (updated) 05/03/2014 21:37
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian Authority Ministry of Agriculture on Tuesday signed a $4.1 million agreement with the charity foundation of Saudi prince al-Waleed Bin Talal to support agricultural projects.
Minister of Agriculture Walid Assaf and the secretary-general of the foundation, Abeer Kaaki, signed the agreement in the presence of President Mahmoud Abbas.
The agreement will support a program for the reduction of poverty and the establishment of small agricultural businesses.
President Abbas also granted the prince the Palestinian High Medal of Honor in gratitude to his support of Palestinians.