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50 tons of dates given to PH

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50 tons of dates given to PH

/ 01:20 AM May 20, 2017

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) turned over on Thursday at least 50 metric tons of pressed dates to the Philippine government as part of food aid to Muslim Filipinos.

At a press conference, Ambassador Abdullah N.A. Al Bussairy said ties between the KSA and the Philippines were strengthened further by President Duterte’s visit to Saudi recently.

“This occasion comes to signify the keen concern of the Kingdom for the friendly Philippine government and its people,” Bussairy said of the donation of 50 tons of pressed dates.

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The 50 metric tons of dates are in addition to 30 tons which were officially turned over last week to the World Food Programme for distribution to Filipinos.

“Such humanitarian initiatives are clear messages emphasizing the solidarity between the two friendly governments,” said the ambassador.

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