Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. (File Photo: IANS)

 Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday announced that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has extended $100 million as financial assistance to rebuild the flood-ravaged state… reports Asian Lite News

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. (File Photo: IANS)

The UAE government has extended $100 million as financial assistance to rebuild the flood-ravaged Indian state of Kerala, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said .

“Malayalis from all corners of the world have offered help. Millions of those Malayalis treat the Gulf countries as their second home,” Vijayan said during a media briefing in Kerala.

He noted that the UAE has stood by Kerala in its hour of need.

“The UAE government is sharing our grief. His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has spoken to Prime Minister (Narendra Modi). The UAE has offered assistance of $100 million (Rs 700 crore).”

The chief minister lauded the benevolence shown by the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

The UAE government had formed a national emergency committee to help the flood victims.

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