Prince Alwaleed contributes over SR700,000 to two International Islamic Dialogue Forum programs

Thursday, 22 May 2008
Category: Government
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Description: HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, Chairman of Kingdom Foundation (KF), has contributed SR 704,000 two International Islamic Forum for Dialogue  (IIFD) programs.
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HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, Chairman of Kingdom Foundation (KF), has contributed SR 704,000 two International Islamic Forum for Dialogue  (IIFD) programs.

The first contribution amounting to SR290,625 was for to the dialogue between the IIFD and the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC)  and the second program was the Islamic-Catholic Liaison Committee amounting SR413,700. The Prince's donation came in response to a request from the President of the IIFD and Assistant Secretary General of the World Muslim Congress, Prof. Dr. Hamid bin Ahmad Al-Rifaie.

The IIFD which is part of the International Islamic Council consists of more than one hundred Islamic organizations that includes Alazhar, Muslim World League, World Assembly of Muslim Youth, the Union of Islamic Organizations in Europe, the Union of Islamic Organizations in the United States of America, and the ministries of Islamic Affairs in Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Egypt, Kuwait, UAE, Bahrain, Sudan, Dar El-Fatwa in Lebanon and the Algerian Alliance of Civilizations Forum and others.

As an avid supporter of peace all over the world, Prince Alwaleed has also donated SR825,000 to the IIFD in 2004 and SR1,169,530 in 2006 which contributed in the success of various dialogue programs that are also part of the forum which included Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID) in the Vatican, the dialogue with the Institute for Middle East Peace and Development (MEPD) in New York, the dialogue with the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) in Beirut.

In 2004, HRH contributed US75,000 to the IIFD for the their website development. HRH's contributions to the IIFD extend from Prince Alwaleed's belief in the importance of dialogue and the exchange of opinions. Moreover, HRH assured in many occasions that discussions and exchanging opinions through dialogue represents the Islamic and Arabic civilization.

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