Prince Talal Bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia announced in Paris on Wednesday (3 September) that he had secured French support for a special fund to help the children in developing countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America.
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Background: Prince Talal Bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia announced in Paris on Wednesday (3 September) that he had secured French support for a special fund to help the children in developing countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America. The Prince, a brother of Saudi King Khaled, is special envoy for the United Nations Children's Fkund (UNICEF) and was in France on the first leg of a European tour to seek funds for the project.
SYNOPSIS: Prince Talal, arrived at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Wednesday (3 September) for talks with President Giscard d'Estaing. The fund, which has an initial target figure of one billion dollars, is expected to finance projects including a measles vaccine plant in Pakistan, and water pumping stations and health centres both there and in the Sudan
After his meeting, Prince Talal told newsmen that this action, which has the full backing of Saudi Arabia and six other Gulf states, represents the realisation by those states of the broad and concrete work done by UNICEF.
He pointed out that the funds collected for these projects will benefit principally women and children in the developing world, and not only those in Arab or Moslem countries.
He said he expects the western industrialised countries to contribute to the fund, and that is the purpose of his European tour. The structure and operation of the fund will be discussed next month at a meeting in the Saudi administrative capital, Jeddah.
Prince Talal left Paris on Thursday (4 September) for talks with West German leaders in Bonn before going on to Madrid where he will meet Spain's King Juan Carlos.