Saudi Arabia donates $5mn to Jamia Hamdard University in New Delhi

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Saudi Arabia has donated $5 million to the Jamia Hamdard University in New Delhi as a contribution towards the cost of building the medical college and expanding the existing Majeedia Hospital. The move is part of the growing cooperation between Saudi Arabia and India in the fields of education and health.

Al-Imam Mohammad ibn Saud Islamic University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and the Jamia Hamdard University had signed a memorandum of understanding in March 2014 envisaging implementation of an exchange programme that will include exchange of staff, students, curricula and research collaborations as well as joint organisation of seminars and conferences.

Saudi Ambassador Saud bin Mohammed Al-Sati termed the agreement between the two universities as "an excellent initiative that comes in the context of promoting cultural and scientific cooperation between the two friendly countries".

The Saudi Embassy in New Delhi also announced that the new building of the hospital will be named after the late custodian of the holy mosques in Mecca and Medina, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud.