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Prince Alwaleed Receives Outgoing Ambassador of Niger to Saudi Arabia

March 13, 2012

HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) received at his office in Riyadh His Excellency Abdullah Hassan Mawlai, Niger Ambassador to Saudi Arabia. The meeting was attended by Dr. Nahla Alanbar, Private Executive Assistant to HRH the Chairman.

The meeting began as the Ambassador thanked the Prince for giving him the opportunity to meet with him. Moreover, the Ambassador expressed his gratitude to HRH`s continuous help and contributions to Niger. The Ambassador commended Prince Alwaleed on his efforts in playing a vital role in economic and social development, and referred to HRH`s local, regional and international investments.

In conclusion to the meeting Mr. Mawlai bid Prince Alwaleed farewell as he had come to the end of his post as Niger Ambassador to Saudi Arabia. His Highness wished Mr. Mawlai the best on his future endeavors.

Recently, Prince Alwaleed received at his office in Riyadh HE Mr. Sumana Hadu Oudo, Advisor to President of Niger.

Prince Alwaleed had visited Niger on a number of occasions. In June 2006, the Prince visited Niger and was bestowed the national medal by the President in recognition for his efforts on the humanitarian and economical fronts. During Prince Alwaleed`s visit to Niger in 2005, President Tandja had discussed the famine crisis in Niger and requested help from the Prince. In response, the Prince donated $1.2 million for food, to feed 2 million people for three months. Also in 2005 Prince Alwaleed further donated $1 million to the Food Security Reserve for disasters that contributes to the fight against starvation.

In 2008, Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation- Global (registered in Lebanon) chaired by HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud and vice chaired by HH Princess Ameerah Al–Taweel donated £30,000 Al Madad Foundation to publish “Desert Faces, The Silent Witnesses of the Niger Drought” book.