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.


Saudi Arabia condemns attack on church in Burkina Faso

Updated 20 February 2020

Saudi Arabia condemns attack on church in Burkina Faso

  • Gunmen killed 24 people, including a church pastor, and kidnapped three others in the attack in Dori
  • More than 1,300 civilians were killed in attacks last year in Burkina Faso, more than seven times the previous year

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has condemned a terror attack on a church in northeast Burkina Faso in which 24 people were killed and three kidnapped.

The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed the Kingdom’s condolences to families of the victims, and the government and people of Burkina Faso, and reiterated its rejection of violence, terrorism and extremism.

On Sunday, gunmen killed 24 people, including a church pastor, and kidnapped three others in Burkina Faso. It was the latest attack against a religious leader in the increasingly unstable West African nation. Sihanri Osangola Brigadie, mayor of Boundore commune, said the attack occurred in the town of Pansi in Yagha province. 

About 20 attackers separated men from women outside a Protestant church. At least 18 people were injured.

“It hurt me when I saw the people,” Brigadie said after visiting some victims in a hospital in Dori town, 180 km from the attack.

Both Christians and Muslims were killed before the church was set on fire, a government security official said. Attacks have targeted religious leaders in the area in the past. 

Last week a retired pastor was killed and another abducted by gunmen, according to an internal security report for aid workers.

More than 1,300 civilians were killed in attacks last year in Burkina Faso, more than seven times the previous year, according to Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project, which collects and analyzes conflict information.

The insecurity has created a humanitarian crisis. More than 760,000 people have been forced from their homes in the country, according to the government.