Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz, governor of Saudi Arabia’s Asir region

Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz
Updated 02 November 2019

Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz, governor of Saudi Arabia’s Asir region

Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz has been the governor of Saudi Arabia’s Asir region since December 2018. He also holds the rank of brigadier general (pilot officer) in the Royal Saudi Armed Forces. 

He is the personal representative of Prince Talal bin Abdul Aziz, chairman of the board of trustees at Mentor Arabia, an NGO that advocates for drug prevention. 

Prince Turki is head of the advisory board of the Arab Open University Buildings project, and is a member of the Young Arab Leaders organization. 

He has participated in humanitarian and developmental activities and events regionally and internationally, and has written numerous articles. 

Prince Turki served in 2018 as vice chairman of the Consolidated Contractors Co. and deputy governor of Asir with the rank of minister.

He has a bachelor’s degree in political sciences from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the UK.

On Friday, Prince Turki launched a public ethics campaign aimed at promoting traditional Saudi values and respect.

The Kingdom has “principles, traditions and values that we’re proud of and that we rely on to look for a better future by the will of God,” he said.

“All of us, whether officials, citizens or residents, are required to stick to these values, traditions, good behavior and respect of others, and to be role models with our high Islamic values that we coexist by.”


Oman, UAE praise Saudi Arabia for reaching a deal between Yemeni parties

Updated 38 min 3 sec ago

Oman, UAE praise Saudi Arabia for reaching a deal between Yemeni parties

  • Gulf countries praise Saudi Arabia’s role in brokering the Riyadh Agreement.
  • The deal ends a feud between the government and the STC and refocuses efforts on fighting the Houthi militia

RIYADH: Oman welcomed on Tuesday Saudi Arabia’s efforts in bringing together the Yemeni government and southern separatists to sign a power sharing agreement. 
The two parties signed the Saudi-brokered deal in Riyadh last week to end a power struggle in the country’s south. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman hailed the agreement as a step toward a wider political solution to the Yemen conflict.
Oman’s foreign ministry said it “hopes the agreement will pave the way for a comprehensive settlement in Yemen.”
Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister, Prince Khalid bin Salman, visited Oman on Monday and met Sultan Qaboos bin Said.
The UAE Cabinet also welcomed on Tuesday the signing of the agreement and expressed confidence that it will establish a “new era of unified and effective work to meet the aspirations of the Yemeni people.”
“The Cabinet affirmed the UAE’s support for all efforts exerted by Saudi Arabia, through its leadership of the Arab Coalition, in order to stabilize Yemen and allow it to regain it role in the region,” the state WAM news agency reported.
The new arrangement calls for an equal number of ministries between the Southern Transitional Council (STC) and the government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.
The Kuwaiti Cabinet also welcomed the Riyadh Agreement on Monday and thanked Saudi Arabia for its efforts.
Yemen’s government was forced to flee the capital Sanaa when Houthi militants and their allies seized the city in 2014. 
The government and the STC are part of a military coalition against the Iran-backed Houthis, which also includes Saudi Arabia and the UAE.