19 April 2015, Male’; The Ministry of Finance and Treasury held the official ceremony for the handover of donation of 50 tons of Saudi Dates to the Government of Maldives.
Two officials from the Saudi Finance Ministry, Mr Abdullah Abdulrahman A Al Husaini and Mr Mohammed Abdulrahman M Bin Sbeeh arrived in Male’ to officially handover the donation. On behalf of the Government of Maldives, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Finance and Treasury, Mr Abdulla Nashid received the donation.
The Saudi Arabian government has donated dates to the Maldives every year for many years, and this is the donation received for 2015. The value of this dates shipment amounts to approximately USD 70,666.
As in the previous years, this donation is also to be distributed among the people of the Maldives in the coming months, through the Male’ and Atoll City Council, as well as all Atoll Councils.