FaceOf: Prince Fahd bin Sultan, governor of Tabuk province

Before becoming governor of Tabuk, Prince Fahd bin Sultan earned a master's degree in the US and worked in various capacities in government. (SPA photo)
Updated 26 July 2018
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FaceOf: Prince Fahd bin Sultan, governor of Tabuk province

Prince Fahd bin Sultan is the governor of Tabuk province, a position he has held since 1987. 

He is also chairman of the Tabuk Tourism Development Council, as well as deputy chairman of the Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud Foundation, a charitable organization targeting various sectors within the Kingdom.

On Wednesday, Prince Fahd inaugurated the sixth edition of the roses and fruit festival in Tabuk, organized by the Saudi Tourism and National Heritage, and in cooperation with the Prince Abdullah bin Nasser Foundation for events and exhibitions. 

The 10-day festival at Prince Fahd bin Sultan Park covers more than 130,000 square meters and is currently filled with roses, fruit, olives and other agricultural products.

Born in Riyadh in 1950, Prince Fahd is a graduate of King Saud University. He began his career in the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, initially serving as director of research in 1969 before being appointed director-general of social welfare in 1970. 

In November 1977, he was appointed deputy minister of social welfare affairs, as well as deputy president of sport and welfare. 

After earning his master’s degree in the US, Prince Fahd returned to Saudi Arabia, where he was instated as governor of Tabuk province in July 1987.

Along with his duties as governor, Prince Fahd is the honorary president of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society, as well as chairman of the board of trustees of Fahd bin Sultan University.

He also runs his namesake, the Prince Fahd bin Sultan Social Charity Program Society, which offers support to charity foundations throughout the Kingdom.

 


Saudi Arabia's King Salman holds talks with Iraq President Barham Salih

Updated 18 November 2018
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Saudi Arabia's King Salman holds talks with Iraq President Barham Salih

  • The king hosted a lunch and "discussed regional developments" with Saleh
  • An Iraqi official said Saleh was on an overnight visit at the invitation of King Salman

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman received Iraq's new President Barham Saleh on Sunday on his first official visit to the Kingdom.

The king hosted a lunch and "discussed regional developments" with Saleh, the official Saudi Press Agency said, after the Iraqi leader's arrival in Riyadh following a visit to Iran.

An Iraqi official said Saleh was on an overnight visit at the invitation of King Salman.

There have been several visits in recent months between the two countries as Iraq seeks closer ties with Saudi Arabia as it look to rebuild after the defeat of Daesh.

In October 2017, Saudi Arabian budget airline flynas made the first commercial flight from Riyadh to Baghdad in 27 years.

Saudi Arabia is keen to develop strong relations with Baghdad to counter Iranian influence in Iraq.