Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Prince Alwaleed gets progress report on Eritrean charity work

Prince Alwaleed gets progress report on Eritrean charity work

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, chairman of Kingdom Holding Company, receives at his office Eritrean Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Mohammed Omar Mahmoud. (AN photo)

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), has received a progress report on his charity project in Eritrea.

Eritrea's ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Mohammed Omar Mahmoud, met with Prince Alwaleed at his office in Riyadh to present the progress report from Eritrean Labor and Human Welfare Minister Askalu Menkerios.

Alwaleed had contributed US$150,000 for the rehabilitation of children with physical disabilities in the north African country.

Earlier this year, Alwaleed visited Eritrea upon the invitation of President Isaias Afwerki.

Afewerki hosted a luncheon in honor of the prince and accorded him the Presidential Coat of Arms of Eritrea, which is a first class decoration.

During the meeting in Riyadh, Alwaleed and the ambassador discussed general issues related to their respective countries and the prince's philanthropic contribution to Africa.

Ambassador Mohammed commended the prince for his efforts in playing a vital role in economic and social development, referring to his investments in the local, regional and international arena. The ambassador also cited Alwaleed's generous contributions to people in need all over the world.

The meeting was also attended by Dr. Nahla Alanbar, personal executive assistant to Alwaleed.

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