HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), received at his office in Riyadh, HE Mr. Papa Ousmane Seye, Ambassador of Senegal to Saudi Arabia. The meeting was also attended by Ms. Intisar Al-Yamani, Executive Manager, Corporate Communications Department and Mr. Fahad Bin Nafel, Senior Executive Assistant to HRH the chairman.
The meeting began as Mr. Seye thanked Prince Alwaleed for giving him the opportunity to meet with him. During the meeting, the two discussed social, economic and humanitarian issues. In addition, the Ambassador handed Prince Alwaleed a letter from HE Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal.
Moreover, the Ambassador commended His Highness for his efforts in the development of Africa’s economy and his continuous humanitarian contributions through Alwaleed Philanthropies (AP), chaired by Prince Alwaleed that include support for the construction of 10 public schools in 2003, also in the same year, AP supported the provision of clean drinking water for children, and in 2008 to support Oxfam’s program to increase market access for women in Senegal.
In 2014, Prince Alwaleed met with 31 Heads of State, Vice-Presidents, Prime Ministers and Ministers during his visit to the 15th Francophonie Summit at the International Conference Centre of Dakar in response to an invitation from HE President Sall. The summit aims at further strengthening the current investment and economic relations within the Francophonie countries. In addition, Prince Alwaleed met with President Sall, during the meeting, economic and investment issues were discussed. Furthermore, the summit was attended by HE French President François Hollande. President Hollande and Prince Alwaleed met and discussed political, economic, investment and cultural matters.
In 2013, Prince Alwaleed received HE Mr. Youssou N’Dour, Minister of Tourism and Culture of Senegal and an accompanying delegation. In the same year, Prince Alwaleed visited Senegal and met with President Sall at the presidential palace. In addition, Prince Alwaleed spoke about his meeting with the President during a press conference. Moreover, the President honored His Highness the presidential medal “Grand Officer Del’ordre National Du Lion” the highest decoration in Senegal.
Prince Alwaleed had visited Senegal in 2003, and met with Former President Abdoulaye Wade. During the visit, His Highness was awarded the highest national award, the rank of “Grand Officer of The National Order of The Lion”.