Mohamed Ali determined to send a group of his assistants to the Chechen Republic within a few days to examine Chechnya's needs as it rehabilitates its education network. "A required sum of money" will be invested into this sphere as soon as the experts offer their conclusions, reassured the President of the Islamic Development Bank.
The bank previously allocated several hundred thousand US dollars to Chechnya, he pointed out. As President Kadyrov said to that, he had not the slightest idea of the donation and just where it had gone. The money was meant for humanitarian purposes, and went through Russia's Ministry for Emergency and Calamity Relief. Things have changed in Chechnya since then, and Saudi Arabia now intends to help with Chechen education, which is to rise from the ruins, explained Dr. Mohamed Ali.
The conferees discussed prospects for the Islamic Development Bank to join hands with one of the Russian-based banks in financing Chechen restoration works.
President Kadyrov and persons accompanying him on the visit-Chechen government members and businessmen-met top functionaries of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industries, and prominent members of Saudi Arabian entrepreneurial circles. The latter said they were eager to invest in Chechen rehabilitation, with an emphasis on petroleum industry.
The visit to Saudi Arabia left Ahmad Kadyrov satisfied, he said after the talks. The very invitation of a Chechen delegation by Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince came as recognition of the new Chechen leadership. The invitation "has shown that people out to prolong Chechen instability and terror are doomed to international isolation", stressed the republican President. He hopes other Arab countries and the entire Muslim world will follow Saudi Arabia to support Chechnya.