(Reuters) - Saudi Arabia pledged 100 million euros ($113.7 million) to support priority investment programs in Africa’s Sahel region, the state-run Saudi Press Agency said on Thursday evening.
Saudi State minister for African Affairs Ahmed Qattan made the announcement at a donors meeting for the five-member Sahel group, held in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott, it said.
The other countries making up the Sahel group are Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali and Niger.
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Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli; Editing by Amrutha Gayathri