Qatar offers humanitarian aid to Sudan's Darfur

14:34, July 12, 2010      

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Qatar said Sunday it has offered 50 million Qatari riyals (about 13.7 million U.S. dollars) worth of humanitarian aid to Sudan's conflicts-plagued Darfur region.

The Qatar News Agency said the recent batch of assistance was among the gas-rich state's efforts for Darfur's stability and reconstruction.

Qatar is the current mediator between the Sudanese government and rebel groups for a permanent halt to the seven years of conflicts in the Darfur region.

Two separate cease-fire agreements between Khartoum and rebel groupings were born this year after several rounds of hard negotiations in Qatar's capital Doha.

Qatar, the world's top liquified natural gas (LNG) exporter, said in February it sought to establish a bank in Darfur at a start capital of 2 billion dollars to help the region's development. (1 U.S. dollar = 3.64 Qatari riyals)

Source: Xinhua


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