UAE offers Rs 700 cr aid to flood-hit Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday announced that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has extended Rs 700 crore as financial assistance to rebuild flood-ravaged Kerala

The Chief Minister expressed Kerala‘s gratitude to the UAE administration.

He informed that the assistance was announced when Lulu Group Chairman MA Yusuff Ali met Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan today morning to extend Bakrid greetings. He was informing the decisions taken at the Cabinet meet.

"The gulf is the second home for several families. A Malayali touch can be seen in all matters. The UAE government has extended help to Kerala in these difficult times. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, has informed the Prime Minister about his government’s decision to help Kerala. On behalf of the government and Keralites, I express gratitude to UAE President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Vice President Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum for extending the help to Kerala," the Chief Minister said.

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