The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has taken delivery of 50 tonnes of date fruits from the Government of Saudi Arabia.

The fruit, which is the National symbol of Saudi Arabia and most treasured, was from the custodian of the two Holy Mosques of the Kingdom, King Abdallah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, of the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Ghana, Meshal Al-Rogi presented the consignment to Deputy Minister for the Foreign Affairs Ministry Mohammed Habibu Tijani at a brief ceremony in Accra.

Mr Al-Rogi said the donation, which was the eighth in series, reflected the longstanding, deep and strong relations based on the cooperation and friendship between the two nations.

The date fruit is the most important fruit in Saudi culture with deep historical and religious significance, as a natural energy booster, containing vitamins, mineral and dietary fibre.

Mr Tijani, on behalf of Government, thanked the Government of Saudi Arabia for the gesture, which demonstrated trust and commitment towards fostering strong cooperation with Ghana.

He said due to the energy qualities of the fruit, its consumption during the month of Ramadan was very important.

Mr Tijani said the Government acknowledged other developmental initiatives with the assistance of Saudi Arabia in sectors including health, education, energy and roads.