Saudi Arabia has pledged $100m to support a UN response plan to fight the coronavirus. Image Credit: AFP

Cairo: Saudi Arabia has announced supporting a UN response plan to fight the coronavirus with $100 million.

The money is offered to the World Health Organisation (WHO) and UN-supported projects, the Saudi Ambassador to the UN Abdallah Al Mouallimi said at a virtual meeting with UN chief Antonio Guterres.


The Saudi diplomat said that the kingdom’s funding is part of its efforts against the coronavirus and underlines the importance of global collective action against the pandemic.

Saudi Arabia, he said, backs the UN efforts to lead international action for intensifying combat of COVID-19 and consolidating support for the developing countries and the most vulnerable regions in tackling the pandemic.