FaceOf: Prince Abdullah bin Bandar, deputy governor of Makkah region

Prince Abdullah bin Bandar speaks at a workshop for development of Historic Jeddah launched in Makkah (SPA)
Updated 23 May 2018
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FaceOf: Prince Abdullah bin Bandar, deputy governor of Makkah region

  • Prince Abdullah was previously a deputy head of department of the King Salman Youth Center

Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz has been deputy governor of Makkah region since April 2017. He was previously a deputy head of department of the King Salman Youth Center.

King Salman Youth Center is a non-profit organization established to build youths into professional leaders and successful entrepreneurs.

Prince Abdullah obtained his degree from King Saud University in Riyadh. 

On Monday, Prince Abdullah sponsored the 15th graduation ceremony of the King Abdullah Air Defense College on behalf of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

It was attended by Air Defense Forces Commander Lt. Gen. Mazyad bin Sulaiman Al-Amro. Maj. Gen. Abdullah bin Mohammed Mishary, commander of the college, welcomed Prince Abdullah and the other attendees.

In February, he launched a workshop for the development of the historic area of Jeddah. It took place in cooperation with 21 bodies, including the province’s development agency; Jeddah Municipality and the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage.

During the first Makkah Region Economic Forum, the largest economic forum in the Middle East, last month at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Jeddah, Prince Abdullah held a series of meetings, directed the formation of subcommittees, and stressed the importance of highlighting the lucrative and unique investment opportunities in the region’s governorates. 

On Monday, Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal and Prince Abdullah patronized the signing of agreements between the Education Ministry and the Ministry of Labor and Social Development within an initiative led by the Integration Development Center which helps enable productive Saudi families to benefit from school canteens.


Saudi Arabia keen on nationals’ safety: Ministers of Interior

Mohammed bin Ali Koman welcomed the joint probe into Khashoggi disappearance. (AFP)
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Saudi Arabia keen on nationals’ safety: Ministers of Interior

  • Koman called on the media to stay away from speculation and wait for the results of the investigations

JEDDAH: Mohammed bin Ali Koman, secretary-general of the Council of Arab Ministers of the Interior, said that Saudi Arabia is keen on the safety of its citizens and other citizens of Arab countries, with its clear record in combating extremism, terrorism and organized crime.

He also expressed support for the Kingdom’s rejection of media speculation about the disappearance of Saudi citizen Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey.

He called on the media to stay away from speculation and wait for the results of the investigations, welcoming forming a joint working team of Saudi and Turkish experts to probe the case, through examining the circumstances of the disappearance.