The Ministry of Islamic Affairs in the Maldives has announced the distribution of 50 tonnes of dates donated by Saudi Arabia. The dates will be distributed from March 26 to April 6 at the ministry’s lobby during working hours. To receive the dates, individuals are required to bring their identification (ID) card, and each household registered on the list of poor and needy will receive one packet.
The donation was handed over by the Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the Maldives, Matrek Abdullah Al-Ajalin Aldosari, to the Minister of Islamic Affairs, Dr. Ahmed Zahir, in a ceremony. Aldosari stated that the donation was a gift from King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and emphasized that Saudi Arabia would always maintain a positive relationship with the Maldives.
It is noteworthy that the government of Saudi Arabia has been donating dates to the Maldives every year for the month of Ramadan, and last year’s donation was also 50 tonnes. The distribution of the donated dates is a valuable initiative that helps to ensure the welfare of the Maldivian people, especially the less privileged, during the holy month of Ramadan.