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Prince Alwaleed Receives Chairman of Euro-Arab Environmental Council

August 15, 2011

HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, Chairman of Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation* vice chaired by HH Princess Ameerah Al-Taweel received in his office in Riyadh, Dr. Saleh Al-Muzaini, Chairman of the Euro-Arab Environmental Council and an accompanying delegation.

The delegation included Mr. Tarek Eid, Secretary-General, Dr. Mohamed Juhani, Vice President, International Cooperation and Mr. Khalid Nagro, Assistant of Corporate Communications Secretary-General. The meeting was also attended by members of Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation and Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) that included, Ms. Muna AbuSulayman, Secretary General, Ms. Heba Fatani, Senior Executive Manager of Corporate and Communications Department KHC, and Dr. Nahla Alanbar, Private Executive Assistant to HRH the Chairman.

The meeting began with Dr. Al-Muzaini thanking Prince Alwaleed for giving him the opportunity to meet with him, for his efforts in supporting charitable projects and programs locally, regionally and internationally. Moreover, the two discussed future potential cooperation with Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation. During the meeting, the delegation presented HRH with a commemorative gift. In return, Prince Alwaleed thanked them and promised continuous support for causes.

The Euro-Arab Environmental Council is a non-governmental organization based in Geneva. It is mainly concerned with the environment and interested in the transfer of technology to the Arab world through the use of expertise, technologies, European studies, research and cooperation with governmental and private agencies in the Arab world to help achieve a cleaner Arab environment to reflect on the health and lives of Arab citizens.

HRH’s philanthropic grants and donations over 60 countries ranging from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe; from Gaza to The Gambia, totaling more than $2.4 billion over the last 30 years. HRH has established three Foundations to handle his philanthropic activities across the globe under the slogan “Commitment Without Boundaries”: Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation in Saudi Arabia Alwaleed Bin Talal Humanitarian Foundation in Lebanon, and Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation-Global. His foundations work locally, regionally and internationally to combat poverty, strengthen interfaith and intercultural dialogue and empower women and youth.

The Foundation encourages and supports organizations, studies, and academic centers focusing on empowering Saudi women, alleviating poverty, upgrading services provided to the population, and enhancement of social infrastructures in the country. The Foundation is also directly involved in major projects that provide direct aid to the citizens of Saudi Arabia ranging from medical aid to housing where hundreds of housing units have been provided to poor families as part of a 10 year project. Other projects the Foundation is involved in include the distribution of electric generators to remote villages and, printing and the translation of the holy Quran into13 languages.

Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation – Global works to provide women and youth in the MENA region with economic and educational opportunities, through strategic philanthropic investments in sustainable projects of the Foundation’s various partner organizations. It tackles poverty and provides rapid aid in cases of natural disasters internationally. One of the many donations for rapid aid includes a substantial donation to South East Asia`s Tsunami victims. The foundation also reframes perceptions of Islam and the West through dialogue, programs and educational centers around the world in order to promote a greater understanding between the different faiths and world views, part of which includes an endowment to the Louvre Museum in support of its collection of Islamic art.

The Alwaleed Bin Talal Humanitarian Foundation, is Vice Chaired H.E. Ms. Leila El Solh covers all the Lebanese humanitarian issues and provides medical and health assistance, social assistance to orphanages, infirmaries, prisoners and the disabled and educational and cultivation assistance for the development of projects in the economical and agricultural sectors across all communities in the Lebanon. The foundation was awarded the Pontifical Medal by Pope Benedict XVI during a ceremony to mark the occasion held at the Vatican in 2008. The medal was in recognition of the achievement and efforts made by the Alwaleed Bin Talal Humanitarian Foundation for encouraging tolerance between the different religious faiths and social groups in Lebanon, and promoting religious dialogue. Moreover, the medal acknowledged the foundation’s philanthropic activities and support to those in need regardless of their background and creed. Ms. El Solh personally received the medal from the Pope at the Vatican.

* Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation- Global is registered in Lebanon