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Saudi Arabia among World’s top 10 donors

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According to U.N. statistics reports, the kingdom of Saudi Arabia stands among world’s 10 largest donors in humanitarian aids and ranked sixth overall last year, by trebling its global humanitarian aid to $755 billion.

Speaking at the United Nation’s Millennium World Summit on Sustainable Development, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, said that “Saudi Arabia is keen to see the successful implementation of the sustainable development goals and their adoption across the region, especially for the countries suffering from occupation.

Between 1975 and 2010, Saudi Arabia financed about 33,258.99 million Saudi for development projects in 77 countries, that were distributed geographically, but not upon religious and race factors.

“However Kingdom retains full sovereign rights to oppose any implementations and recommendations that contradict the principles of Islam and its legislation,” the minister added.

The Saudi foreign minister also spoke of the Gulf Arab Kingdom’s strong part in helping the global vision behind the Millennium Development Goals, ever since its inception 15 years ago.

The minister said that Kingdom has exceed the limits for its completion of the goals before the proposed deadlines for the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals.

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