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UAE allocates $2 bln to Mauritania projects – state news agency WAM

Mauritania’s President Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani arrives to attend a summit on the situation in the Sahel region in the southern French city of Pau, France, on January 13, 2020. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

DUBAI (Reuters) – United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan on Sunday allocated $2 billion for investment and development projects in Mauritania, as well as loans, UAE state news agency (WAM) said.

Mauritania President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani is on an official visit to the UAE, where he met the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Reporting by Nayera Abdallah and Nafisa Eltahir; Editing by David Goodman

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