Royal Society of Medicine
honours Nadhmi Auchi
Auchi with Princess Michael of Kent
Britainís Royal Society of Medicine organsises ceremony in honour of
Arab businessman Nadhmi Auchi.
Britainís Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) had organised a ceremony in
honour of Arab businessman Nadhmi Auchi, Chairman of General
Mediterranean Holding (GMH), and President of the Anglo Arab
The ceremony, which took place at the RSM building in London, was in
appreciation of Auchiís efforts in supporting the cause of medicine in
the United Kingdom, which included funding medical research projects and
Present at the ceremony were a number of Arab Ambassadors, British Lords
and MPs, and prominent figures in the medical profession.
As a token of gratitude, the RSM has named the main hall in his name
ďThe Nadhmi Auchi Foyer.
The ceremony was sponsored
by Princess Michael of Kent, who expressed her appreciation of Auchiís
contribution to the RSM and praised his role in supporting stronger
relations between medical institutions in the UK and their counterparts
in the Middle East.
Also during the ceremony, Professor Robin Williamson, Dean of the RSM,
thanked Auchi for his financial support to the medical society.
Adding to the voices of gratitude, Professor Nadi Hakim thanked Auchi
ďon behalf of the thousands of medical surgeons who are members of the
RSMĒ, adding that Auchiís contributions to the field of medicine play an
important role for scientific research for future generations.
Auchi, who was touched by symbolic gesture of the ceremony, expressed
his admiration for the work of the RSM, and pledged to continue
supporting cooperation in the field of medicine between Britain and the
The Egyptian ambassador in London made a speech on behalf of Arab
diplomatic corps, praising Auchi for his efforts in supporting the Arab
presence in Britain.
He also hailed Auchiís initiatives to strengthen dialogue between
Britain and the Arab world especially through AAO, which has become the
backbone of convergence and dialogue between both parties.
The AAO, which Auchi is the president of, is an NGO body set to attempt
building economic and cultural bridges between the peoples of the Arab
world and the West.
Anglo Arab Originisation
hails Sleimanís description of expats as Ďthe second wing of Lebanoní.
Lebanese President Michel Sleiman receiving Nadhmi Auchi
Auchi: President Sleiman
election is a turning point for the Lebanese
Lebanese President Michel Sleiman received Nadhmi Auchi, President of
the Anglo Arab Originisation (AAO) at Baabda Palace in Lebanon.
Auchi congratulated the new President, on behalf of AAO members and the
Arab community in Britain, who see the election of Sleiman as a turning
point in the interest of Lebanon and a source of stability and
tranquility for the Lebanese people.
Auch said the election of President Sleiman sends a message to the Arab
people informing them that the situation in Lebanon is heading on the
right direction, and that the language of dialogue between the
politicians has become the only means to reach peace.
"The election of President Michel Sleiman reflects a new phase," said
Auchi hailed the inaugural speech given by Sleiman especially the way
the new President described the Lebanese expatriates.
"The description of President Sleiman Lebanese expatriate as Ďthe second
wing of Lebanoní did not only move their feelings, but also touched the
emotions of Arab expatriate living in Lebanon," said Auchi.
The new Lebanese President had praised Lebanese emigrants in his
"The second wing of Lebanon looks to us today, and hopes to see its
homeland become greater. We recognize the rights of our expatriates, and
move forward with procedures to enhance their adhesion, and use their
abilities by employing them, so that they would not need to live outside
their country," said Sleiman.
Auchi had also met with Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri and
congratulated him on the role he played which led to election of
President Sleiman and the agreement between the various parties.
He hailed the balanced approach of Berri and his endeavor to establish a
formula that serves Lebanon and its people.
Auchi said Berri expressed optimism regarding the success of the Doha
accord which, Berri noted, is being implemented by all parties.