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

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.


UNHCR praises Saudi Arabia’s efforts for refugees

Updated 55 min 53 sec ago

UNHCR praises Saudi Arabia’s efforts for refugees

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s approach to refugees is a model of linking Islamic values and humanitarian action, a UN official said on Monday.
Khaled Khalifa, the UN Refugee Agency’s Regional Representative to the GCC Countries, used the Kingdom’s 88th National Day to outline several humanitarian achievements in the country, SPA reported.
Saudi Arabia has contributed more than SR1 billion ($270 million) in the last 10 years to UNHCR, Khalifa said.
This year, Saudi Arabia’s total contribution to UNHCR’s programs totalled SR216 million, making the Kingdom among the top donors in the Middle East and North Africa region.
Khalifa said that the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Action (KSRelief) is one of the most important partners of UNHCR, which has provided assistance to hundreds of thousands of refugees around the world during the current year, providing basic relief materials for internally displaced people in Yemen, and emergency support for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.
Also, earlier this month KSRelief has provided direct life-saving assistance to Syrian refugees suffering from kidney failure, by allowing hundreds to receive treatment in Jordan and Lebanon.