Alwaleed Bin Talal Humanitarian Foundation in Beirut, chaired by HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, and vice chaired by H.E. Ms. Leila El Solh, was awarded the Al-Iktissad wal-Aamal award during the opening ceremony of the 6th Saudi Lebanese Forum that was held at the Four Seasons-Beirut.
Alwaleed Bin Talal Humanitarian Foundation in Lebanon is separate entity from HRH’s two other Foundations. Prince Alwaleed is an avid supporter of peace all over the world through his charitable and humanitarian foundations: HRH had established the other Foundations to handle his philanthropic activities across the globe under the slogan “Commitment Without Boundaries”: Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation in Saudi Arabia that is chaired by HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud and vice chaired by HH Princess Ameerah Al-Taweel, and Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation- Global.
During the ceremony, H.E. Ms. Leila El Solh received the award on behalf of the foundation. The awarded to the Foundation was in recognition of its leading role in strengthening bi-lateral social relations between the two countries, and its continuous support to civil society organizations in Lebanon.
The “Alwaleed Bin Talal Humanitarian Foundation” in Lebanon was set up in 2003 and covers all the Lebanese humanitarian issues and provides medical and health assistance, social assistance to orphanages, infirmaries, prisoners, the disabled, educational and cultivation assistance for the development of projects in the economical and agricultural sectors across all communities in the Lebanon. The foundation was awarded the Pontifical Medal by Pope Benedict XVI during a ceremony to mark the occasion held at the Vatican in 2008. The medal was in recognition of the achievement and efforts made by the Alwaleed Bin Talal Humanitarian Foundation for encouraging tolerance between the different religious faiths and social groups in Lebanon, and promoting religious dialogue. Moreover, the medal acknowledged the foundation’s philanthropic activities and support to those in need regardless of their background and creed. Ms. El Solh personally received the medal from the Pope at the Vatican.