Saudi Arabia Pledges Over $500 Million Investments Across Africa

Saudi Arabia Pledges Over $500 Million Investments Across Africa

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Saudi Arabia has announced plans to seal deal agreements worth over $500 million with various African countries.

The revelation came during the ongoing Saudi-Arab-African Economic Conference in Riyadh, where Saudi officials unveiled their commitment to fostering economic collaboration.

Saudi Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan emphasized the significance of the Saudi Fund for Development finalizing agreements totaling 2 billion riyals ($533 million) with African nations.

Al-Jadaan spoke about the collaborative efforts to assist countries like Ghana in managing their debts, stating, “We’re dedicated to supporting our African partners in their economic development journey.” according to a report by Reuters.

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Saudi Investment Minister Khalid Al-Falih took the stage to unveil investments through Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, boasting a wealth of over $700 billion. Al-Falih described these investments as “game-changing” and pledged to contribute to Africa’s growth and development.

Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman inked initial agreements focusing on energy collaboration with Nigeria, Senegal, Chad, and Ethiopia. These agreements underscore the kingdom’s commitment to fostering cooperation and investment in energy initiatives across the African continent.

The Saudi-Arab-African Economic Conference, aiming to strengthen partnerships in economic and investment sectors, will focus on vital areas such as food security, agricultural, industrial, and mining ties, as well as expanding commercial partnerships.

The goal is to build stronger economic collaboration between Saudi Arabia and African nations.

This move follows a similar commitment by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which pledged $4.5 billion to support clean energy initiatives in Africa during the Africa Climate Summit in Kenya on September 5.

Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, President-Designate of COP28, outlined the initiative’s focus on channeling investments into African countries with well-defined strategies for transitioning to clean energy.

The collective efforts aim to drive the adoption of clean energy solutions and support Africa’s sustainable development while addressing the challenges posed by climate change.

Emmanuel Ochayi is a journalist. He is a graduate of the University of Lagos, School of first choice and the nations pride. Emmanuel is keen on exploring writing angles in different areas, including Business, climate change, politics, Education, and others.


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