Kuwait has donated $450,000 to an institute for orphans in Albania under a programme to help with the completion of humanitarian projects funded by the Gulf state. Kuwaiti Ambassador to Albania Najeeb Abdul Rahman Al Bader said on presenting the funds that the donation was important to help the institute kick-start its projects, KUNA reported on Wednesday.
The donation will reinforce relations between the two countries, he added. Executives from the institute “lauded the Kuwaiti generous donation which reflected the Gulf state’s keenness on helping the needy around the globe.”
They said that previous Kuwaiti donations helped provide funds for around 3,000 orphans in Albania. In April, Ambassador Al Bader presented 1 million euros (Dh4.2 million) at the Kuwaiti embassy in the capital Tirana to Albanian charitable organisations that look after orphans.
The ambassador told KUNA that the money would “fund a number of humanitarian projects for orphans.” He said that the donations were part of Kuwait’s efforts to fund socio-economic projects that would help growth and prosperity in Albania.