RIYADH: The Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance, in cooperation with the Kingdom’s embassies, is extending the King Salman program that has seen the distribution of food to needy people in 60 countries around the globe.
The religious attache at the Saudi Embassy in Kenya inaugurated the dates and iftar distribution project, with Nasser bin Mohammad Al-Faridi, Saudi deputy ambassador to the country, and other key officials attending the event.
Al-Faridi praised the ministry’s efforts on behalf of Muslims worldwide, especially during the holy month of Ramadan, expressing gratitude to King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for their support.
Some 10 tons of dates are to be distributed, while the iftar program for Muslims will reach more than 15,000 people.
The Islamic Higher Institute, in the Louga region of Senegal, has also initiated the iftar project.
Sheikh Mansour bin Muadhd Al-Ajmi, the institute’s director, along with the Louga region’s governor, dignitaries, and other officials attended the event marking the occasion.
The religious attache at the Saudi Embassy in Senegal, Sheikh Wahid bin Mohammad Majribi, commended the government of the Kingdom for providing aid and support to Islam and Muslims, and praised the ministry’s professional manner in selecting beneficiaries for the program.
Majribi added that the program would have a significant impact on the Senegalese people, and expressed gratitude to Saudi Arabia for its continuous aid and assistance to Muslims worldwide.