International Prize for Moderation for the year 2020 goes to Saudi Arabia's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs; and Member of the Cabinet Adel Al-Jubeir; prince Khaled Al-Faisal, emir of Makkah and advisor to King Salman announced.
Al-Jubeir has been picked for the International Prize for Moderation in recognition of his distinguished efforts for moderation. While representing the Kingdom in international forums, based on the principle of Saudi moderation in foreign policy in light of the directives of the wise leadership.
"Through this moderation, he was instrumental in strengthening a positive image of the Kingdom, its leadership and people. The essence of this image was tolerance and moderate intellectual and political discourse in all international forums and platforms," he also said.
Prince Khaled highlighted Al-Jubeir's efforts and contributions toward one of the most important objectives of the award; which is to highlight the true image and the civilized face of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in international forums.
He also thanked and appreciated the wise leadership for all the interest and appreciation the country and its people enjoy in the fields of thought and culture.
Prince Khaled made these remarks while chairing a meeting of the Prince Khaled Al-Faisal Institute for Moderation under King Abdulaziz University (KAU) at his office in Jeddah on Monday.
KAU President and Vice President of the International Prize for Moderation's Trustees Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Youbi, and dean of the Institute of Moderation, and Secretary General of the Award Dr. Al-Hassan Al-Manakhrah also attended the meeting.
More than 141 entities and personalities were nominated for the award; in the fields of people and society, politics and diplomacy thought and knowledge, science and technology.
The meeting reviewed the institute's activities last year. Briefing on major activities, Dr. Al-Manakhrah highlighted the institute's participation in holding a virtual international conference. This is on the theme of "The role of universities in serving society and establishing values"; in cooperation with the League of Islamic Universities and the Muslim World League.
It also participated in the Kingdom's Forum for Dialogues remotely organized by the King Abdulaziz Center for National Dialogue.