The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has recently sent corporate assistance worth $300,000 to Eritrea to combat locust swarms.
The assistance, which also includes eleven tons of pesticides and two transport vehicles, was delivered by Saudi acting Charge’ D’Affaires in Asmara Shadeed bin Hamid Al-Sahali and representatives of the Ministry of Finance of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
For his part, Huruy Asgodom, the Director General of the Ministry of Agriculture of Eritrea, expressed thanks to the government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for its support for his country in combating locust in Eritrea and alleviating its harms on agricultural crops and pastures, reflecting the feelings of happiness of the people of Eritrea for the Kingdom’s role in support of their country.
Agriculture Ministry Secures Pesticides and two 4WD Pick up Vehicles for Control of Desert Locust
(Asmara, 22 December 2014) – The Ministry of Agriculture has secured 10 tons of pesticides and two 4WD pick up vehicles for the control of Desert Locust in donation from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Present on the handing over ceremony on the Eritrean side were Mr. Huruy Asghedom, Director General of Agricultural Extension in the Ministry of Agriculture, and Mr. Mohammed Bin Isa Alhamid, Charge d’Affairs of the Saudi Embassy in Eritrea, on the side of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Mohammed Bin Isa Al-Hamid explained that the support attests to the growing relations of cooperation between the two countries, and expressed conviction that similar initiative would continue in the future in other domains.
Mr. Huruy expressed appreciation for the donation.