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Prince Alwaleed Visits Qatar & Congratulates Qatar’s New Emir HH Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad

June 28, 2013

HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), visited Qatar on Thursday 27th June 2013, to congratulate HH Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani on the decision to transfer the authority to younger generation and also congratulated HH Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar on the occasion of his taking the reins of power in Qatar.

During the visit, Prince Alwaleed and Sheikh Tamim discussed the warm friendship between their two countries, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Qatar, and referred to a number of important issues. The meeting touched upon the latest developments in the GCC and globally. In addition to Prince Alwaleed’s investments in alliance with Qatar through KHC.

In 2012, Prince Alwaleed met with HE Sheikh Hamad Bin Jasim Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Qatar’s Foreign Affairs. The joint meeting was held in Qatar’s embassy in Paris. HRH was received at the Qatari embassy by Mr. Sultan Alsulaity, Private Assistant to the PM HE Sheikh Hamad Bin Jasim and key Embassy Staff, during the meeting,

In May 2012, Prince Alwaleed met with the Ambassador of Qatar to Saudi Arabia and received a letter from HE Shiekh Hamad Bin Jassim Al Thani, Prince Alwaleed asked the Ambassador to convey his cordial regards and convey a letter to HE Shiekh Hamad.

In 2011, Prince Alwaleed visited Qatar and met with Sheikh Hamad. During the visit, Prince Alwaleed attended the opening ceremony of the Second Annual “Federation of Businessmen and the Union of Young Entrepreneurs” conference which was held at Sheraton Doha. The event was attended by HE Sheikh Hamad Bin Jasim, HE Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Minister for Foreign Trade (UAE), HE Sheikh Khalifa Bin Jassim Bin Mohammed Bin Qassim Althani, Chairman of Qatar Chamber of Commerce, government officials, dignitaries and the media.

Furthermore, HE Sheikh Hamad held a private luncheon in honor of HRH Prince Alwaleed. Moreover the two discussed the long standing friendship between Saudi Arabia and Qatar, and Prince Alwaleed’s investments with Qatar through KHC.

During the trip in 2011, Prince Alwaleed attended the 4th Charity Gala Dinner “Reach out to Asia” (ROTA) with HH Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser Al Missned, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation on behalf of HH Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani. The occasion was also attended by HH Sheikha Al-Mayassa Bint Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Chairperson of “Reach Out To Asia” ROTA, HE President Heinz Fischer, President of Austria and the First Lady Mrs. Margit Fischer. Moreover, Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation-Global (Registered in Lebanon) that is chaired by Prince Alwaleed donated SR7 million during the occasion for their core operations for the building of schools in rural and poor areas in Asia.

In June 2010, HRH met with Mr. Ahmad Al-Sayed, CEO of Qatar Holding with an accompanying delegation. During the meeting the two discussed His Highness’s solid regional presence in the various sectors, including real estate, hotels and media, locally, regionally and internationally.

In 2010, KHC announced an US$847 Million transaction with Qatari Diar involving Fairmont Raffles Holdings International (FRHI). Under the agreements, Voyager has acquired for a combination of cash and other consideration a 40% shareholding in FRHI. In addition, QDHP has undertaken to provide FRHI with a number of future management contracts for hotels that will be branded either Fairmont, Raffles or Swissotel. In 2006, KHC and Colony completed the acquisition of Fairmont Hotels and Resorts which was combined with the Raffles Hotels Group..

Moreover, His Highness’s investments in hotels through Kingdom Holding include the management of the Four Seasons Doha, Movenpick Doha and Movenpick Doha Tower and Suites, and in the financial sector through Citigroup. Furthermore, Raffles manages the Le Royal Monceau in Paris that is owned by Qatar.

In April 2010, HRH attended the “FGCCC Outlook, Leading the Next 30 Years” Gala Dinner with HH Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, HE President Michel Sleiman of Lebanon and HH Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr Al-Thani Qatar’s Prime Minister and Foreign Minister on Tuesday April 6th 2010 in Doha, Qatar. The event was held under the patronage of the Emir of Qatar.

In 2009, Prince Alwaleed attended the 3rd Charity Gala Dinner “Reach out to Asia” (ROTA) with HH Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, and HH Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser Al Missned.

In 2005, Prince Alwaleed made a contribution through Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation-global (Registered in Lebanon) during the charity dinner ceremony held in Doha to aid afflicted areas in Asia as part of the Helping Hands Initiative for Asia.