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Saudi Arabia Latest Nation to Offer Help to Crisis-Hit Sudan

  • Kingdom won’t hesitate in supporting Sudan: Saudi minister
  • African country rocked by more than a month of fatal protests
Sudanese protestors burn tires during an anti-government demonstration on Jan.18, 2019 in the capital Khartoum.

Sudanese protestors burn tires during an anti-government demonstration on Jan.18, 2019 in the capital Khartoum.

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Saudi Arabia became the latest country to offer economic support to Sudan, as anti-government protests sparked by soaring living costs in the northern African nation rage for their sixth week.

“The king confirmed that Saudi Arabia wouldn’t hesitate to support Sudan until it overcomes the current situation,” Saudi Minister of Commerce and Investment Majid Al-Qasabi told reporters Thursday in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum. He said his country has provided 8 billion riyals ($2.1 billion) in the past four years, “and we wouldn’t hesitate in supporting Sudan at anytime.”