Prince Saud bin Naif assumed his duties here yesterday after the issuance of the royal order appointing him as governor of the Eastern Province.
The prince received a number of senior officials and a group of citizens in the region who came to congratulate him on his appointment.
On arrival at King Abdul Aziz Air Base in Dhahran, Prince Saud was greeted by Deputy Gov. Prince Jelawi bin Abdul Aziz bin Musaed, Prince Mishaal bin Saud, deputy commander of the National Guard in the region, other princes and senior officials.
In a statement on the occasion, Prince Saud thanked Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah for reposing his confidence in him and prayed to the Almighty to help him carry out his duties in the best manner.
The new governor said he would work for the development of the Eastern Province and for the progress and prosperity of its people under the guidance of King Abdullah, Crown Prince Salman and Prince Muqrin, second deputy premier. “King Abdullah’s main concern is citizens,” he pointed out.
Prince Saud expressed his gratitude to officials and citizens who congratulated him on the new appointment for their noble feelings, praying to the Almighty to help him continue the achievements of the region’s former governors.