HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), congratulated Beji Caid Essebsi through a phone call, after election authorities in Tunisia declared his win in presidential elections, wishing him good health and success to achieve the Tunisian people’s aspirations of further progress and prosperity.
Recently, Prince Alwaleed received at his office in Riyadh, HE Mr. Hatim Attallah, Diplomatic Advisor to the Head of Government of Tunisia. During the meeting, the two discussed economic and investment issues. Moreover, Mr. Attallah handed Prince Alwaleed a written letter and an invitation to visit his country from HE Mr. Mehdi Jomaa, Tunisian Prime Minister. The meeting was also attended by Dr. Nahla Nasser Alanbar, Private Executive Assistant to HRH the Chairman and Mr. Fahad Bin Saad Bin Nafel, Executive Assistant to HRH the Chairman.
In 2012, Prince Alwaleed received Mr. Beji Caid ElSebsi at the George V Hotel during the Prince’s trip to Paris. In 2007, Prince Alwaleed received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of the Seventh of November at Carthage at the Higher Institute for Technology and Applied Studies. The doctorate award honored His Highness for his continuous support of Tunisia and his efforts in strengthening Saudi-Tunisian relations. Moreover, the Prince received the “November 7” medal which was awarded to him in 2004. In addition, Prince Alwaleed was awarded “The Medal of the Republic of Tunisia of the Great Order” in 2002; in recognition of the Prince’s efforts in promoting bilateral relations between Saudi Arabia and Tunisia.
In 2006, Prince Alwaleed supported the “Computer Philanthropic Program” in Tunisia with 5000 personal computers. The program was developed to help initiate education in information technology for the people of Tunisia. The computer philanthropic program gave the opportunity to most families to use this vital resource for development in different areas. In Addition, His Highness donated $4 million for the completion of the Grand Mosque located in the capital Tunisia in 2002.