Prince Ahmad bin Fahd bin Salman, deputy governor of Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province

Prince Ahmad bin Fahd bin Salman
Updated 16 May 2019
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Prince Ahmad bin Fahd bin Salman, deputy governor of Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province

  • Prince Ahmad has many charitable and humanitarian interests in Saudi Arabia and other countries

Prince Ahmad bin Fahd bin Salman has been the deputy governor of Eastern Province since his appointment by royal decree in April 2017.

Previously, from 2014, he had worked in the political affairs department at the Saudi Embassy in London.

Prince Ahmad is the third grandson of King Salman. He has many charitable and humanitarian interests in Saudi Arabia and other countries and is a member of a number of charities and associations.

He holds honorary membership of the Disabled Children’s Association in Riyadh, is a development committee member of the Charity Committee for Orphans Care (Insan) and has been a board member and chairman of the Insan executive committee since 2013.

Prince Ahmad obtained a bachelor’s degree in law from King Saud University in 2007, and successfully completed a number of specialized courses in assets administration brokerage and investment banking from Jadwa Investment Co.

Recently, Prince Ahmad met Khaled Al-Zamel, deputy chairman of Benaa, the Charity Association for Orphans Care in the Eastern Province, accompanied by board members.

Al-Zamel briefed the prince on the second scientific camp for the Kingdom’s orphans, “Mesbar 2,” organized by the association with the participation of 20 other groups from throughout the Kingdom.

The camp took place recently at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, in Dhahran, with the participation of 80 orphans. Prince Ahmad lauded the role of the association in strengthening the characters of the orphans to enable them to contribute to the future development of their country.

Al-Zamel expressed his sincere thanks to Prince Ahmad for supporting the association, stressing his support had helped Benaa to achieve many successes and obtain a number of awards for excellence in orphans service.


Peace is our priority but the world must take a stand against Iran, says Saudi cabinet

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Peace is our priority but the world must take a stand against Iran, says Saudi cabinet

  • Saudi cabinet says the international community must take firm action against the regime in Tehran
  • Saudi’s king invites GCC leaders to hold Gulf and Arab summits in Makkah on May 30

JEDDAH: The Saudi cabinet on Tuesday said that while the Kingdom believes all people in the region have a right to live in peace, including the Iranians, the international community must take firm action against the regime in Tehran to prevent it from spreading destruction and chaos.

After a meeting of the Council of Ministers at Assalam Palace, presided over by King Salman, Turki Al-Shabanah, the minister of media, told the Saudi Press Agency that the cabinet reviewed reports on regional and global development, and the king invited GCC leaders to hold Gulf and Arab summits in Makkah on May 30. The invitation reflects the Kingdom’s desire to work with other nations to boost security and stability in the region, the minister said, especially in light of the Iran’s continuing aggressive actions. The regime’s recent activities threaten regional and international peace and security, and the supply and stability of international oil markets, he added.

Al-Shabanah reiterated the Kingdom’s commitment to peace and said it will make every effort to prevent war. The nation’s hand is always extended, he added, in the belief that everyone in the region, including the Iranians, has the right to live in a secure and stable environment.

However, the cabinet called on the international community to shoulder its responsibilities by taking a firm stance against the actions of the regime in Tehran, to prevent its disruptive and destructive activities throughout the world. It also called on Iran to halt the reckless and irresponsible behavior of its agents, to save the region from the dangers they pose and potential repercussions.

The cabinet also expressed the Kingdom’s hopes and expectations that the 14th Ordinary Session of the Islamic Summit Conference, will encourage unity of response to ongoing events in the Islamic world. The summit, chaired by King Salman, will be held in Makkah on May 31 under the title “Makkah Summit: Hand in Hand toward the Future.”

Ministers heard that the Kingdom has sent $250 million to the Central Bank of Sudan as part of a previously announced package of assistance in partnership with the United Arab Emirates. This latest demonstration of support from the Kingdom to the Sudanese people aims to help stabilize the country’s economy, and strengthen the Sudanese pound in particular, to help improve the lives of the nation’s people.

The cabinet also welcomed the decision of the 14th meeting of the Joint Ministerial Committee to monitor an oil production reduction agreement concluded in Jeddah, which was headed by the Kingdom and Russia, and affirmed its commitment to balancing the oil market and stabilizing it on a sustainable basis.

Turning to local affairs, the Council of Ministers confirmed the generous support of SR 100 million ($26.7 million) from the king, and SR 30 million from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the Jood Housing platform. Launched a day earlier, and supervised by the National Housing Development Association, it aims to accelerate the development process through the introduction of a new model of social solidarity, in which government, charities and commercial entities work together in accordance with regulations designed to provide support for those in need.

The council also discussed the results of the 26th meeting of the region’s governors, and praised the king for his directives designed to preserve security and help people throughout the Kingdom.