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UAE: $2bn aid package for Nouakchott

The UAE says it will provide $2bn for a series of investment and development projects in Mauritania, along with a soft loan (it is not clear if the loan is included in the headline figure, or will form a separate line of assistance). The package was announced following talks on 2 February between Mauritanian President Mohammed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and UAE Armed Forces deputy supreme commander Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi.

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