BANGKOK: Saudi Arabia on Friday launched Ramadan food programs in Bangkok.
The charge d’affaires at Saudi Arabia’s Embassy in the Thai capital, Issam Al-Jutaili, inaugurated the King Salman iftar and date distribution programs, supervised by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance.
The initiative was launched in cooperation and coordination with the Sheikhul Islam Office, the Central Islamic Council and prominent Islamic centers and associations in Thailand.
The embassy’s Islamic adviser, Dr. Youssef bin Abdullah Al-Hamoudi, said that the Kingdom this year provided eight tons of dates and nearly 5,000 food baskets. These will be distributed to around 35,000 Muslims in Thailand during Ramadan.
The program will be rolled out in 30 provinces, 990 mosques and 160 Islamic centers, associations and commissions, in line with COVID-19 precautionary measures.
Muslims who attended the inauguration of the two programs praised the Kingdom’s efforts to serve Islam and Muslims around the world.
They extended their thanks and appreciation to the Saudi government.