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Prince Alwaleed Attends 15th Francophonie Summit in Senegal

November 30, 2014

 

HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), and accompanying delegation visited the Republic of Senegal. During the visit, Prince Alwaleed attended the 15th Francophonie Summit at the International Conference Centre of Dakar in response to an invitation from HE Mr. Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal. The summit aims at further strengthening the current investment and economic relations within the Francophonie countries.

 

The summit was attended by HE French President François Hollande,  Heads of State, Vice Presidents, Prime Ministers, Ministers and Government representatives which have the French language in common on the theme of “Women and Children in the Francophonie: Peacemakers and Key-players for Development“.

 

In addition, Prince Alwaleed met with President Sall, during the meeting the two discussed economic and investment issues. The President commended Prince Alwaleed on his local, regional and international investments. Also during the visit to the Senegal HRH met with HE French President François Hollande and the two discussed political, economic and cultural matters.

 

The delegation included Dr. Nahla Nasser Alanbar, Private Executive Assistant to HRH the Chairman, Dr. Jihad Aoukal, Private Physician to HRH the Chairman, Ms. Hassna Al Turki, Department Head, Travel & External Affairs, Mr. Hassan Moukhtar, Advisor to HRH the Chairman, Mr. Fahad Bin Saad Bin Nafel, Executive Assistant to HRH the Chairman and Mr. Kacy Grine, Advisor to HRH the Chairman.

 

In 2013, Prince Alwaleed received HE Mr. Youssou N’Dour, Minister of Tourism and Culture of the Republic of Senegal and an accompanying delegation. In the same year, Prince Alwaleed visited the Senegal and met with President Sall at the presidential palace, the meeting was also attended by Senegalese Ministers, KHC and Prince Alwaleed’s private office delegation. In addition, Prince Alwaleed spoke about His Highness’s meeting with the President during a press conference. Moreover the President honored Prince Alwaleed the presidential medal “Grand Officer Del’ordre National Du Lion.”

 

Prince Alwaleed had visited Senegal in 2003, and met with Former President. During the visit, Prince Alwaleed was awarded the highest national award, the rank of “Grand Officer of The National Order of The Lion”, in recognition of his highness’ visit to Senegal. Prince Alwaleed had donated through Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation – Global that is chaired by HRH approximately $1,500,000 to Senegal for the development of health and education projects there.