Fahd bin Mohammed Al-Essa, chief of the Saudi Royal Court

Updated 08 September 2019

Fahd bin Mohammed Al-Essa, chief of the Saudi Royal Court

Fahd bin Mohammed Al-Essa was recently appointed by royal decree as chief of the Royal Court at the rank of minister.

King Salman issued a number of decrees on Aug. 30, including the creation of the Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources, and the National Center for Artificial Intelligence, among other important appointments.

Al-Essa was formerly the head of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s office at the Defense Ministry.

Al-Essa had been a legal researcher at the Bureau of Experts at the Council of Ministers. He then became a legal adviser at the bureau.

He worked as a legal adviser cooperating with the Royal Court from 1996 until 2013, and was appointed director general of the defense minister’s office in 2014.

Al-Essa is an accredited arbitrator by the Justice Ministry. He previously worked as an adviser to and member of the Joint Saudi-Yemeni Border Demarcation Committee, and a member of the preparatory committee of the Saudi-Yemeni Coordination Council.

He received the Yemeni National Unity Medal for his efforts in Saudi-Yemeni border negotiations in 2001.

Al-Essa served as chairman of the permanent committee to study issues related to the Gulf Cooperation Council.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of Administrative Sciences at King Saud University, and a master’s degree in law from the American University in Washington.


Saudi envoy receives Libyan ambassador to the UN

Updated 18 January 2020

Saudi envoy receives Libyan ambassador to the UN

NEW YORK: Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, Saudi Arabia’s permanent representative to the UN, held talks in New York with Taher El-Sonni, Libya’s UN ambassador and permanent representative. 

The two sides discussed issues of mutual concern and latest political developments in the region. 

Al-Mouallimi congratulated El-Sonni for his new apppointment and conveyed the Saudi leadership’s best wishes for prosperity, stability and progress to the Libyan people. 

Al-Mouallimi reiterated Saudi Arabia’s rejection of any foreign interference in the Libyan affairs, adding that Riyadh will continue to push all concerned parties to reach a political solution that guarantees the unity of Libya and saves
people’s lives.