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.

 


Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman pledges commitment to Saudi-Indian relations

Updated 38 min 8 sec ago
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Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman pledges commitment to Saudi-Indian relations

  • The crown prince says his visit to India will improve centuries-old ties which he said are “in our DNA”
  • The prime minister will host a lunch for the visiting dignitaries, while in the evening President Ram Nath Kovind will host a banquet in honor of the Saudi crown prince

DUBAI: India and Saudi Arabia’s relationship will be maintained for thousands of years, the Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman said after ceremonial welcoming in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Stopping briefly to speak to journalists, he said his visit to India would improve centuries-old ties which he said are “in our DNA.”

“We want to be sure India and Saudi Arabia’s relationship is maintained for thousands of years,” the crown prince said, flanked by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind.

“I believe there’s a lot of Saudi work in India,” he added.

The crown prince also met with India's Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj to discuss bilateral relations between the two countries.

The crown prince, who arrived in India on Tuesday night after visiting Pakistan, will take part in talks with Modi that are expected to be wide-ranging.

The countries' two-way trade totaled $27.5 billion last year.

The prime minister will also host a lunch for the visiting dignitaries, while in the evening President Ram Nath Kovind will host a banquet in honor of the Saudi crown prince, who is accompanied by a high-level delegation that includes ministers, senior officials and leading Saudi businessmen.