ABU DHABI, UAE— The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia have shipped a third batch of wheat to Sudan to help enhance the country’s food security, Gulf News reported.
The latest shipment included 200,000 tonnes of wheat. In August, the countries shipped two batches of wheat totaling 140,000 tonnes. They have committed to providing 540,000 tonnes total to Sudan.
The wheat shipments are part of a $3 billion Saudi Arabia-UAE joint aid package to support Sudan’s economic and financial stability. Also as part of the package, Saudi Arabia and the UAE deposited more than $500 million into the Central Bank of Sudan.
The rest of the aid package has been allocated to meet the urgent needs of the Sudanese population for food, medicine, petroleum derivatives, and seasonal agricultural supplies, Gulf News said.