Sheikh Khalifa orders wheat grant for Syria

Sheikh Khalifa and General Sheikh Mohammed with Bashar Al Assad in Abu Dhabi yesterday (WAM)

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler of Abu Dhabi, yesterday ordered the dispatch of 500,000 tonnes of wheat as a grant to Syria.

Sheikh Khalifa's decision – made during a visit by Syrian President Bashar Al Assad – is seen as a token of the ties between the people of the UAE and Syria and is aimed at helping Syrians cope with the rise of wheat prices.

It will be procured from the international markets and directly shipped to Syria.

Sheikh Khalifa and Bashar yesterday discussed co-operation in various fields.

General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, was present at the talks. (Wam)

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