Saudi Arabia mourns Prince Turki bin Abdulaziz

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman receives condolences in Riyadh on Saturday. (SPA)
Updated 13 November 2016
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Saudi Arabia mourns Prince Turki bin Abdulaziz

RIYADH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman led funeral prayers for Prince Turki bin Abdulaziz Al Saud after Asr prayer at Imam Turki bin Abdullah Mosque in Riyadh on Saturday. The king’s brother died late on Friday, a statement from the royal court published by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said.
Performing the funeral prayer with the king were Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and a number of princes.
Following the funeral prayer, the king received condolences from princes, officials and citizens. The body of Prince Turki was taken to Al-Oud Cemetery where he was buried.
Meanwhile, King Felipe VI of Spain, who was scheduled to arrive on a three-day visit to Riyadh on Saturday, postponed his official visit.
The Spanish Embassy in Riyadh confirmed the postponement of the royal visit saying, “the high-profile visit was postponed after the death of Prince Turki bin Abdulaziz.”
A statement issued by the Spanish Royal Court mourned the death of Prince Turki bin Abdulaziz.
When asked about the next date of the Riyadh visit by King Felipe VI, a senior diplomat at the Spanish Embassy told Arab News: “The new date of the royal visit has not been determined.”


Saleh Al-Sulami, general secretary of the Saudi Export Development Authority

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Saleh Al-Sulami, general secretary of the Saudi Export Development Authority

Saleh Al-Sulami has been the general secretary of the Saudi Export Development Authority since January 2017.

Previously, Al-Sulami served as the deputy minister at the Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources between 2015 and 2018.

He also served as the general manager of Obeikan Investment Group for more than four years from 2010 to 2014.

Between 2005 and 2010, Al-Sulami served as general manager of other companies including Al-Modayfer Investment Group, which has a number of businesses producing building materials and offering construction-related services.

Al-Sulami also headed Al-Watania for Plastics for more than four years, a leading regional manufacturer and distributor of plastic products since 1982.

Al-Sulami obtained a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from King Saud University in Riyadh.

The Saudi Export Development Authority has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Abdullah Al-Othaim Markets Co. in Riyadh, which aims to promote and increase export of Saudi products. 

The supply and promotion of Saudi products represent a major part of Abdullah Al-Othaim Markets’ mission in the retail and wholesale trade through its branches in Egypt.

The products targeted for export, are particularly those of Saudi origin produced by licensed factories in the Kingdom.

The signing ceremony was attended by Al-Sulami and Abdul Aziz Abdullah Al-Othaim, CEO and board member of Abdullah Al-Othaim Markets.