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Prince Alwaleed Receives Outgoing Ambassador of Mauritanian

May 14, 2014

HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) received at his office in Riyadh HE Dr. Ahmed Ould Mohamed Ould Abah, Outgoing Ambassador of Mauritania to Saudi Arabia. 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

The meeting began as the Ambassador said that the purpose of his visit was to bid farewell to the Prince as he has come to the end of his term as Ambassador of Mauritania to Saudi Arabia. Moreover, Prince Alwaleed and the Ambassador discussed the general issues related to their respective countries and HRH’s philanthropic contribution to Africa.

In 2012, Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation- Global (Registered in Lebanon) donated $500,000 to support the UN World Food Program (WFP) to assist the Mauritanian people who were suffering from a drought that had affected the country; it affected just over 25% of the population. Alwaleed Foundation was the first to respond to the WFP’s emergency operation. Previous donations made by Alwaleed Foundation through the WFP include assisting 30,000 people residing in the southern region of Guinea Bissau with the drought in 2006 and in the same year a donation was made through WFP to assist 3.5 million people afflicted by the drought in Kenya in 2006.

In 2011, Prince Alwaleed visited Mauritania and met with HE President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz and the First Lady at the presidential palace in Nouakchott, Mauritania, the meeting was also attended by H.E. Dr. Sidi ould Altah. During the visit, the President and Prince Alwaleed discussed humanitarian, social and investment issues. Also, the President awarded Prince Alwaleed the “Medal of Grand Officer of the National Order of Merit” which is the highest honor conferred by the Mauritanian President, in appreciation of his visit to the country. Moreover, the President and the First Lady hosted a dinner in the honor of Prince Alwaleed.

In the same year, Prince Alwaleed received at his office in Riyadh HE Dr. Sidi Ould Tah. Prince Alwaleed had previously visited the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott; during the visit HRH was welcomed by the government and people of Mauritania.