The Arab League granted the 2021 Arab Development Action Shield to Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for or his efforts in supporting and promoting joint Arab action and in recognition of his role in promoting the comprehensive development approach in the Kingdom and the Arab world.
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan received the award on behalf of the Crown Prince during a meeting with Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit in the Egyptian capital Cairo.
This came on the sidelines of the Saudi FM visit to participate in the 155th regular foreign ministerial meeting of the Arab League Council.
“It gives me pleasure and honor to present today a certificate of appreciation for the Arab Development Action Shield, from the Higher Committee for Coordination of the Arab League, as a certificate of appreciation to Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince, in appreciation of his efforts, performance and what he does to serve the Kingdom,” Aboul Gheit said.
The Arab League chief said that he hoped the crown prince would receive the shield immediately after the coronavirus pandemic had ended, “but until then, I will present a certificate of appreciation.”
The handover ceremony was attended by the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Multilateral International Affairs Ambassador Abdulrahman Al-Rassi and Saudi Ambassador to Egypt and Saudi Arabia’s Permanent Representative to the Arab League Osama Bin Ahmed Nuqali.
The Arab Development Action Shield is an annual award given by the Arab League to leading and pioneering Arab personalities who have made tangible and influential contributions comprehensively in the field of development, “in order to pave the way for generalizing and benefiting from experiences as widely as possible.