US to pledge $1 billion for food security during Arab summit

AFP / Mandel Ngan

President Joe Biden will announce during the Arab summit that the United States has committed $1 billion (AED 3.67 billion) for long-term food security assistance for the Middle East and North Africa region.

A senior administration official said.

Biden, on the second leg of his first Middle East trip as president, has focused on the planned summit with six Gulf states that make up the Gulf Cooperation Council and Egypt, Jordan and Iraq.

The GCC leaders are also committing $3 billion (AED 11 billion) over the next two years in projects that align with US partnerships in global infrastructure and investment, the official said.

More from International News