1,059 Saudi, Egyptian inmates to be released

Updated 19 July 2014
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1,059 Saudi, Egyptian inmates to be released

Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundations has secured during the holy month of Ramadan the release of 1,059 Saudi and Egyptian prisoners in their respective countries by paying their debts.
The initiative is in line with the continuous support of Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), to strengthen the bonds of cohesion and solidarity between individuals and institutions in society.
Prince Alwaleed confirmed his commitment to helping insolvents and releasing the detainees to ensure their safe return to their families during Ramadan where Muslims are seeking to do good.
Debts have been paid throughout all the regions of Saudi Arabia in coordination with the General Directorate of Prisons, Department of Religious Affairs and Division of Private Rights.
The initiative was extended to pay off the debts of fellow Egyptians in cooperation with Misr El Kheir Foundation, headed by former grand mufti of Egypt, Dr. Ali Gomaa.
Misr El Kheir Foundation was established in 2007, with the aim to provide a decent life and safeguard the dignity of individuals to achieve a self-sustained growth of their society.
Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundations is involved in a wide spectrum of humanitarian and philanthropic activities in more than 84 countries. Their focus areas are established around strategic initiatives, ranging from disaster relief and community development, to women and youth empowerment, as well as promoting intercultural understanding.


Princess Reema meets US treasury chief Steven Mnuchin

Updated 18 July 2019
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Princess Reema meets US treasury chief Steven Mnuchin

DUBAI: Newly appointed Saudi Ambassador to the United States Princess Reema bint Bandar met with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to discuss opportunities to further strengthen the countries’ partnership.

The Saudi Arabian embassy in the US, in a tweet, said the two senior officials explored “ways to strengthen Saudi Arabia’s close partnership with the United States on countering the financing of terrorism, as well as US support for the Kingdom’s economic reforms.”

 

 

Princess Reema, who assumed her new office on July 4, earlier met with US President Donald Trump to present her credentials as the Kingdom’s top diplomat in Washington.

Princess Reema became the Kingdom’s first female ambassador after being nominated to the post on February 23 – to replace Prince Khaled bin Salman who was appointed deputy defense minister – and took her oath before King Salman in Riyadh in April.