Prince Fahd bin Turki bin Abdul Aziz, commander of Arab coalition forces in Yemen

Prince Fahd bin Turki bin Abdul Aziz
Updated 05 June 2019

Prince Fahd bin Turki bin Abdul Aziz, commander of Arab coalition forces in Yemen

Prince Gen. Fahd bin Turki bin Abdul Aziz has been the commander of the joint forces of the Arab coalition to restore the legitimate government in Yemen since February 2018.

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

Prince Fahd 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.

Recently, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited Jazan and met top civilian and military officials stationed there. The crown prince was received by Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz, deputy governor of Jazan and Prince Gen. Fahd bin Turki bin Abdul Aziz.

The crown prince appreciated the role of Saudi military personnel in protecting their homeland, the holy sites and the people of the country. He also conveyed the greetings and appreciation of King Salman on the advent of Eid Al-Fitr.


Fifth Jeddah International Book Fair opened by Makkah governor

Updated 12 December 2019

Fifth Jeddah International Book Fair opened by Makkah governor

JEDDAH: Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, the governor of Makkah, officially opened the fifth edition of the Jeddah International Book Fair on Wednesday.

The prince toured the event, at which 400 publishing houses from 40 countries are taking part, and honored three renowned figures from the local literature and media scenes: Dr. Hashem Abdo Hashem, the former editor in chief of Okaz newspaper; writer Abdel Fattah Abu Madian; and writer Meshaal bin Muhammad Al-Sudairy.

Prince Mishaal bin Majed, the governor of Jeddah and chairman of the exhibition’s Higher Committee, thanked Price Khalid for his support of the fair since it was founded. He also expressed his gratitude to King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for their great support.

He added that the success of the event is the result of the hard work of a number of organizations. In particular, he wished the Ministry of Culture continued success in organizing the fair as part of its efforts to develop culture in the Kingdom as one of the pillars of Saudi Vision 2030.

Other VIP guests and dignitaries at the inauguration of the fair included Prince Badr bin Sultan, the deputy governor of Makkah; Prince Saud bin Abdullah, adviser to the governor of Makkah; and Prince Khalid bin Mishaal, deputy governor of Jeddah.

The book fair continues at Land of Events in South Abhur until Dec. 21.