FaceOf: Prince Fahd bin Jalawi bin Abdul Aziz, executive director at the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee

Prince Fahd bin Jalawi bin Abdul Aziz
Updated 02 September 2018

FaceOf: Prince Fahd bin Jalawi bin Abdul Aziz, executive director at the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee

Prince Fahd bin Jalawi bin Abdul Aziz is the executive director of international relations for the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee since October 2017.
He is also the president’s adviser of Olympic Committees and Federations at the Union of Arab National Olympic Committees since November 2016, and a member of International Relations Commission at the union.
Prince Fahd also served as the president’s adviser of international relations at the Saudi Sports Authority between 2015 and 2017, and as a legal adviser to the general presidency and later as an international relations adviser at the General Presidency of Youth Welfare between 2007 and 2014.
He has a bachelor’s degree in law from King Saud University. He obtained an MBA in international relations from the University of Wales in 2012.
In 2015, he received an executive master’s degree in sports organization management from the Université catholique de Louvain in Belgium. He received his secondary education at Riyadh Schools for Boys and Girls and graduated in 2003.
The prince was the head of the Saudi delegation to the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, where Saudi athletes won one gold medal, two silver, and three bronze.
On Thursday, Prince Fahd held a meeting with Shaikha Hayat Al-Khalifa, member of the Bahraini National Olympic Committee, on the sidelines of athletic competitions at Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) stadium.


US State Department calls Saudi Arabia ‘important strategic partner’

Updated 25 February 2020

US State Department calls Saudi Arabia ‘important strategic partner’

  • The comments come following US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit to the Kingdom
  • Pompeo discussed regional issues with King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

WASHINGTON: The US State Department on Monday said Saudi Arabia was an "important strategic partner" and paid tribute to the "historical relations" between the two countries.

The comments come following US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit to the Kingdom during a tour of Middle East and African countries last week.

The State Department added that Pompeo discussed regional issues with King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and said the US-Saudi Arabia relationship was a "distinct" one that went beyond confronting Iran.

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It also said that the situation in Syria was "catastrophic," while calling on Russia and Iran to do more to protect civilians and saying there was no military solution to the conflict in the country.

The department also spoke about the situation in Iraq, saying the Iraqi Prime Minister-designate, Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi, must include the Kurds and Sunnis in the formation of a government.

The US said that Iran was responsible for aggression against its interests in Iraq and said it would prevent Iraqi militias from attacking the Green Zone.