Mar 19, 2014
Prince Alwaleed Hosts Dinner in Honor of Gambian President

HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), received HE Sheikh Professor Dr. Al Hajj Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh, President of the Republic of The #Gambia and an accompanying delegation on Tuesday 18th March 2014 at Kingdom Resort in Riyadh.

The Gambian delegation included HE Mr. Momodo Sabali, General Secretary and Minister of Presidential Affairs and Civil Services, HE Dr. Abu Bakr Sanjoor, Minister of Foreign Affairs, HE Mr. Kebba Touray, Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, HE Hon. Fatou Mass Jobe Nije, Minister of Tourism and Culture, HE Mr. Bala Garba Jahumpa, Minister of Transport, Works, Infrastructure and National Assembly Matters, HE Mr. Omar Gibril Sallah, Ambassador of the Republic of The Gambia to Saudi Arabia and Mr. Sana Jojo, Chief of Protocol.

The meeting was also attended by a delegation from KHC included Mr. Mohammed Almujadidi, Senior Executive Manager, Office of HRH the chairman, Ms. Intisar Alyamani, Executive Manager, Corporate Communications Department, Ms. Samar Alatiqi, Project Manager, Corporate Communications Department, Ms. Manal Alshammary, Manager, Protocol Department, Mr. Ziyad Alomair, Relations Manager, Corporate Communications Department and Ms. Maha Alkhayyat, Protocol Officer.

The delegation from HRH’s private office included Ms. Nada Alsugair, Executive Director, Finance & Administration, Dr. Nahla Nasser Alanbar, Private Executive Assistant to HRH the chairman, Ms. Amani Alqahtani, Assistant Executive Manager for HRH’s Private Facilities, Dr. Samir Anabtawi, Academic Advisor to HRH the Chairman, Ms. Hassna Alturki, Department Head Travel & External Affairs, and Mr. Fahad Bin Saad Bin Nafel, Executive Assistant to HRH the Chairman Mr. Mohammed Alfaraj, Assistant Manager, Department Head Travel & External Affairs.

The meeting began as the President thanked Prince Alwaleed for his hospitality and warm welcome. During the meeting the two discussed general, economic and investments issues. Moreover, His Highness hosted a dinner in honor of the President and Gambian delegation at Kingdom Resort. In conclusion, The President extended an invitation to HRH to visit and explore investment opportunities in his country through KHC. In response, Prince Alwaleed promised to visit The Gambia in the near future.

In 2012, The Ambassador handed HRH a letter from the President of the Republic of The Gambia thanking Prince Alwaleed for his support to The Gambia through Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation – Global (Registered in Lebanon) that is chaired by Prince Alwaleed.

Furthermore, Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation – Global supported the Jammeh Foundation for Peace (JFP) Hospital in Bundung. The Foundation had assisted The Gambia on the humanitarian front with a donation of $500,000 towards the construction of a Alwaleed Diagnostic Center at the Jammeh Foundation for Peace in 2004. Also, the Foundation pledged an additional donation of more than $100,000 to the hospital.

In 2005, Prince Alwaleed had met the Gambian President HE Prof. Yahya Jammeh during his visit who cordially welcomed HRH to his country. The President expressed his appreciation for the Prince's support for Gambia. In recognition of HRH's efforts and support to the country, the Prince was bestowed with an honorary medal of “The Insignia of Grand Officer of the National Order of The Gambia”. Furthermore, the Mayor of the capital Banjul, Lord Pa Sallah Jeng, handed Prince Alwaleed the Key to the Golden Gate of the City of Banjul. Lord Jeng also made HRH an Honorary Citizen of Banjul and gave the Prince a certificate of the same.