Saudi Arabia transfers $80 million to support Palestinian Authority’s budget

Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Egypt and permanent representative to the Arab League Osama Nugali said in a press statement issued on Thursday that the Saudi Fund for Development has transferred $80 million to the Palestinian ministry of finance. (Getty Images)
Updated 27 July 2018

Saudi Arabia transfers $80 million to support Palestinian Authority’s budget

JEDDAH: The Saudi Fund for Development has transferred $80 million to the Palestinian Authority as part of the Kingdom’s support for its budget.
Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Egypt and permanent representative to the Arab League Osama Nugali said in a press statement issued on Thursday that the Saudi Fund for Development has transferred $80 million to the Palestinian ministry of finance.
The amount is Saudi Arabia’s contribution to supporting the Palestinian Authority’s budget for the months of April, May, June and July 2018, at a rate of $20 million per month.
Ambassador Nugali stressed that Saudi Arabia will always support the Palestinian cause on all political, economic and humanitarian levels.


Muslim World League chief lays foundation stone for Islamic museum in Jakarta

Updated 29 February 2020

Muslim World League chief lays foundation stone for Islamic museum in Jakarta

JAKARTA: A museum dedicated to Prophet Muhammad and the history of Islamic civilization will soon rise in the Indonesian capital.

Sheikh Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa, secretary-general of the Muslim World League (MWL), laid the foundation stone for the Jakarta branch of the Museum of the Life of the Prophet and Islamic Civilization on Feb. 28, 2020, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

An MWL post on Twitter said the museum will feature lush gardens in one of the most visited area in the city.

Al-Issa was quoted by SPA as saying that Jakarta would become the first branch of the Madinah international museum, hosting a variety of events, debates, training sessions, conferences, forums and seminars.

Following the groundbreaking ceremony, Al-Issa and his delegation met with the Saudi Ambassador to Indonesia, Essam bin Abed Al-Thaqafi.

The meeting was also attended by the Kingdom’s deputy envoy to the southeast Asian country, and Saudi embassy staff.