Mr. Al-Herbish and HE Dr. Abdulaziz Khoja.
On May 9, 2012, as part of the Saudi Austrian Forum Bridges of Dialogue that held from May 7 - 9, OFID welcomed HE Dr. Abdulaziz Khoja, Minister of Culture and Information of Saudi Arabia, members of parliament and foreign ministry from both countries, as well as individuals from the academic community and university students. Guests were welcomed by OFID Director-General, Mr. Suleiman J. Al-Herbish, who said that the steadfast support of its Member Countries had been instrumental in helping the institution carry out its mission, particularly with regard to the Energy Poverty Initiative, which was “helping put the issue in the forefront of OFID’s overall activities.” Dr Khoja thanked Mr. Al-Herbish for his remarks and expressed, on behalf of his country, their pride in the “excellent work” of OFID and its staff.
Afterwards, guests attended a presentation that briefed them on OFID’s mandate and latest activities.
The Saudi Austrian Forum celebrates 55 years of diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Austria and was held under the patronage of Dr. Michael Spindelegger, Vice Chancellor and Minister for European and International Affairs of Austria, and HE Dr. Abdulaziz Khoja. The Forum included a number of cultural activities, including Youth Dialogue, Academics and Parliamentarian Workshops.