On Behalf of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Riyadh Governor Attends King Faisal Prize Ceremony

Under the patronage and on behalf of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Riyadh Region Governor Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz attended the ceremony on Monday evening for the presentation of the international King Faisal Prize (KFP) to the winners of its 46th session.
The event occurred at the Prince Sultan Grand Hall in the Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh.
Upon his arrival at the venue, Prince Faisal was welcomed by the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies (KFCRIS) chairman of the board of directors Prince Turki bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz; the King Faisal Foundation (KFF) secretary-general Prince Bandar bin Saud bin Khalid; and the KFP secretary-general Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Subail.
During the event, Prince Turki delivered a speech praising the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for the prize and welcoming everyone to the KFP ceremony for its 46th session.
He emphasized that the prize, named after King Faisal, aims to honor knowledge and scholars from various parts of the world who have contributed through research and scientific inventions that have advanced and served humanity without regard to geographic, racial, religious, or sectarian considerations. Thus, he said, it has gained appreciation from universities and scientific centers.
Dr. Al-Subail announced the winners in the prize categories. The “Service to Islam” prize was awarded jointly to the Japan Muslim Association and Mohammad Al-Samak, a Lebanese national.
The “Islamic Studies” prize was awarded to Dr. Wael Hallaq, an American national. The “Arabic Language and Literature” prize was not conferred.
The “Medicine” prize was awarded to Dr. Jerry R. Mendell, an American national, while Dr. Howard Yuan-Hao Chang, also an American national, won the “Science” prize.
Prince Faisal presented the awards to the winners, congratulating them on this achievement.

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