FaceOf: Prince Fahad bin Turki bin Abdul Aziz, commander of the joint forces of the Saudi-led Arab coalition in Yemen

Prince Fahad bin Turki. (AN Photo)
Updated 15 May 2018

FaceOf: Prince Fahad bin Turki bin Abdul Aziz, commander of the joint forces of the Saudi-led Arab coalition in Yemen

  • Prince Fahad is the new commander of the joint forces of the Saudi-led Arab coalition to restore the legitimate government in Yemen
  • The coalition is also working with the international community to stop recruiting children to fight in Yemen

He is the new commander of the joint forces of the Saudi-led Arab coalition to restore the legitimate government in Yemen. Prince Fahad bin Turki bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud was appointed to lead the forces through a royal decree on Feb. 26. 

Before joining the coalition forces, he was the commander of the Royal Saudi Ground Forces, commander of paratroopers units and special forces. He also served as special operations commander of the coalition.

Prince Fahad bin Turki recently received Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi when he visited the joint forces command of the coalition. 

They discussed the Yemeni army’s field operations and reviewed the coalition’s military operations in the country. 

During the meeting, President Hadi praised the role of the coalition, the national army, and the Yemeni people for rejecting and countering the Iranian-backed Houthi militias. 

The coalition is also working with the international community to stop recruiting children to fight in Yemen.

In January 2018, the foreign ministers of the coalition members announced a $1.5 billion humanitarian aid package for Yemen.

Prince Fahad bin Turki is the son of Prince Turki bin Abdul Aziz, who is the former deputy minister of defense and aviation, and the 21st son of King Abdul Aziz, the first monarch and founder of Saudi Arabia. 

 He joined the military service in 1983 and was awarded a diploma from the US Army Field Artillery School at Fort Benning, Georgia, in 1984. 

He also received a master’s degree in International Business Administration (MIBA) from the US International University in June 1983.


KSA library exhibits documents on Saudi-Russian ties

The collection includes letters exchanged between Soviet leader Stalin and King Faisal bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud (right) when he was minister of foreign affairs during the reign of his father. (Photo/Supplied)
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KSA library exhibits documents on Saudi-Russian ties

  • The library is one of the most important institutions in the Arab world interested in collecting and documenting intellectual publications related to the history of King Abdul Aziz Al-Saud and the Kingdom

RIYADH: In conjunction with the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Saudi Arabia, the King Abdul Aziz Public Library exhibited several of its publications, most importantly a book titled “Saudi-Soviet Relations 1926-1938,” which contains 30 documents from Soviet archives dealing with the founding of the Kingdom by King Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman Al-Saud and relations between Moscow and Riyadh.
The documents, preserved in the Russian State Library and Moscow Historical Library, provide in-depth information on Saudi-Russian relations including correspondence, letters and telegrams, the document recognizing the establishment of the Kingdom and reports on politics and trade.
The collection also includes letters exchanged between Soviet leader Stalin and King Faisal bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud when he was minister of foreign affairs during the reign of his father.
Russian Prince Alexis Scherbatow’s book on purebred Arabian horses — which covers efforts to restore their importance in the region — was also displayed.
The library is one of the most important institutions in the Arab world interested in collecting and documenting intellectual publications related to the history of King Abdul Aziz Al-Saud and the Kingdom.