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US Commits $1 Billion for Mideast, North Africa Food Security

A bakery at a market in Cairo.

A bakery at a market in Cairo.

Photographer: Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images

President Joe Biden will announce $1 billion in US food security aid for the Middle East and North Africa at a summit of Gulf leaders in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, a US official said

Leaders of six-member Gulf Cooperation Council will also commit $3 billion over the next two years for projects that are aligned with the US-led Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment initiative, according to the official.