FaceOf: Assaf bin Salem bin Faisal Abu Thuneen, Saudi Shoura Council member

Assaf bin Salem bin Faisal Abu Thuneen
Updated 05 December 2018
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FaceOf: Assaf bin Salem bin Faisal Abu Thuneen, Saudi Shoura Council member

  • He is the chairman of the Saudi-Egyptian Parliamentary Friendship Committee and led a Saudi delegation during a visit to Egypt

Assaf bin Salem bin Faisal Abu Thuneen has been a Shoura Council member since January 2013.
Abu Thuneen has served in various positions at the office of the Riyadh governor. He has been working as a special adviser to the Riyadh governor since 2012, and the director general of the special office of the Riyadh governor since 2015.
Moreover, Abu Thuneen was also the secretary to the chairman of the special committee for Afghanistan, and the secretary-general of the civil committee for celebrations and official conferences in Riyadh.
He is also a member of the board of directors of the Prince Salman Charity Association in Riyadh, a founding member of Prince Salman Emergency Center in Riyadh, and the Ramah Charity Society.
Abu Thuneen holds a bachelor’s degree in geography from the faculty of arts at King Saud University.
He also attended several specialized training courses in the field of financial analysis, credit risk assessment, management of investment portfolios and management and leadership skills.
He is also the chairman of the Saudi-Egyptian Parliamentary Friendship Committee and led a Saudi delegation during a visit to Egypt.
Egypt’s Parliament Speaker Ali Abdel Aal on Sunday received the Saudi delegation.
Abu Thuneen praised the hospitality that the delegation received in Egypt, and stressed the importance of developing and strengthening bilateral relations.
Abdel Aal stressed the strong and deep-rooted historical ties between the two countries’ leaderships and peoples.
He expressed hope that the delegation’s visit will contribute to bolstering bilateral relations, especially those between the Shoura Council and Egypt’s Parliament.
During the meeting, he presented an overview of the parliament, discussed investments in Egypt, and expressed hope for more energy cooperation between the two countries.


King Salman launches restoration program for Tarif historical district

Updated 10 December 2018
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King Salman launches restoration program for Tarif historical district

JEDDAH: King Salman patronized on Sunday the inaugural ceremony for the restoration of the Tarif historical district in the presence of leaders, presidents, and delegations from Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.

The program aims at the development of the ancient historical city so as to transform it into an international tourist and cultural hub. It also aims to list it among the world heritage sites.

In a speech delivered during this ceremony, Prince Faisal bin Bandar, Governor of Riyadh region, thanked King Salman for his support of the program, which coincides with the fourth anniversary of the king’s ascension to the throne.