Prince Alwaleed meets with Prime Minister Samaras of Greece in Athens
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, May 6, 2014
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin
Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) met with
HE Prime Minister Samaras of Greece and the representatives of the Greek
government in Athens on Monday, 5 ^th May 2014 during His Royal Highness's
visit to Greece.
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During the meeting Prince Alwaleed and Mr. Samaras discussed the warm
friendship between Saudi Arabia and Greece and referred to a number of
economic and social issues. The meeting also touched upon the latest economic
developments. Prince Alwaleed congratulated Greece and its government for the
current status of its economy which is expected to witness positive growth in
2014. HRH also said that there were clear signs that the recession will
subside to make room for economic growth.
Moreover, Prince Alwaleed and Mr. Samaras discussed investments in Greece. The
Greek Prime Minister said his country welcomes the Prince to further invest in
Greece, especially in the hospitality sector. Furthermore, Mr. Samaras
commended the Prince on his efforts on the business front, describing His
Highness as one of the largest and most influential global investors, and
commended him on his global philanthropic support.
The representatives of the Greek government included HE Mr. Costis Hadjidakis
Minister of Development, HE Ms. Olga Kefalogianni, Greek Minister of Tourism
HE Mr. Notis Mytarakis, Vice Minister of Development, HE Dr. Raed bin Khalid
Qurimli, Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Greece, Mr. Ioannis Emiris, C.E.O of
the Fund for the privatisation of the Public Property, Mr. Stavros Papastavrou
Director of the P.M.'s office for E.U. and International Relations, Mr.
Dimitrios Ptohos, Director of the P.M.'s office for Strategic Planning, Mr.
Stavros Vassilopoulos, Diplomatic Cabinet Director Ambassador.
The Prince was accompanied by a delegation that included Dr. Adel Alsayed, KHC
Board Member and Executive Director for International and Private Equity, Ms.
Heba Fatani, Senior Executive Manager, Corporate Communications Department,
Ms. Hassna Alturki, Department Head Travel & External Affairs, Mr. Hani Agha,
Senior Manager Travel & External Affairs, and Mr. Fahad Bin Saad Bin Nafel,
Executive Assistant to HRH the Chairman.
In February 2014, Prince Alwaleed received at his office HE Ms. Olga
Kefalogianni, Greek Minister of Tourism and an accompanying delegation. During
the meeting, the Minister commended the Prince on his efforts on the business
front, referring to His Highness as one of the largest and most influential
global investors, and commended him on his global philanthropic support.
In August 2013, Prince Alwaleed visited Athens, Greece and met with Prime
Minister Samaras of Greece in Athens during HRH's visit to Greece. Also,
Prince Alwaleed met the Greek Minister of National Defense at the Ministry of
National Defense. During the meeting Prince Alwaleed and Mr. Avramopoulos
discussed various general issues.
Prince Alwaleed's indirect investments in Greece through KHC include Citigroup
in the financial sector.
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