FaceOf: Prince Mansour bin Miteb bin Abdul Aziz, Saudi Cabinet member

Prince Mansour bin Miteb bin Abdul Aziz
Updated 10 July 2018

FaceOf: Prince Mansour bin Miteb bin Abdul Aziz, Saudi Cabinet member

Prince Mansour bin Miteb bin Abdul Aziz is a minister of state, member of the Council of Ministers, and adviser to King Salman. He was formerly the minister of municipal and rural affairs of Saudi Arabia from 2009 to 2014.

On behalf of King Salman, Prince Mansour was in Ankara on Monday, attending the inauguration ceremony of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as he embarked on a new term as president of Turkey. During his meeting with Erdogan, he conveyed King Salman’s congratulations and best wishes on this celebratory electoral occasion.

Prince Mansour was born in 1952. His father is one of King Abdul Aziz’s sons, Prince Miteb bin Abdul Aziz. 

Prince Mansour received all of his higher education degrees abroad in the US at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. 

He first attained his bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1976, after which he earned his master’s degree in 1979, as well as his Ph.D. in public administration in 1986. 

In 1987, upon returning to Saudi Arabia, Prince Mansour was appointed as an assistant professor at King Saud University. The following year, in 1988, he served as the director of the research center in the College of Administrative Sciences. 

Later in 1995, he became an associate professor in the Department of Public Administration. 

Prince Mansour was appointed chairman of the General Commission for Municipal Elections in late 2004. After that, he served as the deputy minister of municipal and rural affairs from 2006 to 2009. 

His term ended on Jan. 29, 2015, and he was subsequently appointed minister of state. Along with his responsibilities as a minister, he is an adviser to King Salman.


Saudi Arabia: Requests from 160 nationalities have been screened to select Hajj pilgrims

Updated 49 min 31 sec ago

Saudi Arabia: Requests from 160 nationalities have been screened to select Hajj pilgrims

  • Of the pilgrims who will receive approval, 70 percent will be non-Saudis residing in the Kingdom and the remaining 30 percent will be Saudi citizens
  • The requests were sorted in accordance with high standards that will ensure the safety and good health of pilgrims

RIYADH: Requests from people of 160 nationalities in the Kingdom have been screened electronically to select who will perform Hajj this year, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said on Sunday.

The requests were sorted in accordance with high standards that will ensure the safety and good health of pilgrims.

The deadline for all applications was July 10 and the main criterion for selection is good health.

Of the pilgrims who will receive approval, 70 percent will be non-Saudis residing in the Kingdom and the remaining 30 percent will be Saudi citizens.