The FINANCIAL — Saudi Arabian Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud has said he will donate USD 300 000 to people that have been affected by the flood hitting Tbilisi on 14 June.
A letter addressed to the Georgian Prime Minister was handed to the Embassy of Georgia to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, according to MFA Georgia.
“I have been following closely the news of the recent flood that occurred in the Vere River valley in Tbilisi. I would like to offer my deepest condolences to your Excellency and to the people of Georgia who have been through a devastating experience yet holding strong.
In times of hardship, friends show their friendship. Alwaleed Philantrophers were amongst the first to step up and support those affected by the flood. We believe in being in the forefront of disaster response and have therefore immediately coordinated with the Ambassador of Georgia in Saudi Arabia to make sure that our contribution of 300,000 US Dollars reaches the most affected and brings vital relief to ease the suffering of survivors.
Your Excellency, rest assured that You and the people of Georgia are in our thoughts and prayers” – reads the letter sent by Prince of Saudi Arabia to the Prime Minister of Georgia.
Georgian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Giorgi Janjgava held a special meeting on 16 June with the Saudi Arabian Prince where the Georgian Ambassador informed Alwaleed about the disaster that struck Tbilisi. The Prince handed to the Ambassador his letter of condolences to the government and people of Georgia. During the meeting, Alwaleed expressed his intention to assist, in coordination with the Embassy, the disaster-affected population. He is kept up-to-date with the progress in the ongoing reconstruction works by the Embassy. The Saudi Arabian Prince paid an official visit to Georgia on 10 June 2015.