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The French President, Francois Hollande, bestowed upon Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah Almunajem, the Vice Chairman of Almunajem Group, the Legion of Honor as a recognition from the Republic of France to The Group.
Hollande also expressed his admiration regarding the establishing process of Almunajem Group since the early stages of its launch by its founder , the late Abdullah Ali Almunajem, may God have mercy on him , and his sons after him who contributed to its becoming one of the largest companies operating in the food sector in the Middle East .
The French President also noted the diversity of The Group's investment activities, praising the wisdom that the management is characterized with, describing it as an enlightened leadership. He added that the relationship with the Group is considered a model in cooperation, partnership and mutual interest. The French President concluded his speech by stressing that the group is considered a friend of the Republic of France. Accordingly, he said that the Group receives this honor on behalf of The French Republic as a recognition and appreciation of this friendship.
This ceremony was attended by the Minister of Finance Dr. Ibrahim Al-Assaf, the Minister of Economy & Planning Dr. Mohammed Al-Jasser , and the President of Council of Saudi Chambers Eng. Abdullah Al-Mubti . From the French side, the Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius , the Foreign Trade Minister Nicole Bricq, and the Minister of development and industrial production Arnaud Montebourg were present, besides Paul Jean - Ortiz, the adviser of the President for the diplomatic affairs. A number of senior officials in the French government and businessmen accompanied the presidential delegation to this event where there was an assembly of both domestic and foreign journalists and media personnel.