Princess Haifa named Saudi Arabia's permanent representative to UNESCO

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Assistant Deputy Minister for Sustainable Development and G20 Affairs, Princess Haifa Bint Abdul Aziz Al-Muqrin, has been appointed Permanent Representative of Saudi Arabia to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). (Supplied)
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Saudi Arabia plays a prominent role in UNESCO and in November 2019 assumed membership in its Executive Council until 2023. (AFP)
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Updated 15 January 2020

Princess Haifa named Saudi Arabia's permanent representative to UNESCO

  • Princess Haifa worked as a lecturer at King Saud University from 2008 to 2009
  • The Kingdom plays a prominent role in UNESCO

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has approved the appointment of Assistant Deputy Minister for Sustainable Development and G20 Affairs, Princess Haifa Bint Abdul Aziz Al-Mogrin, to be the Kingdom’s Permanent Representative to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Princess Haifa worked as a lecturer at King Saud University from 2008 to 2009. She has held key positions at the Ministry of Economy and Planning, including assistant undersecretary for sustainable development affairs since December 2017, acting assistant undersecretary for G20 affairs since June 2018, and head of the Sustainable Development Goals Sector between 2016 and 2017.
In 2007, she obtained a master’s degree in economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies in the UK. She received her bachelor’s degree in economics in 2000 from King Saud University in Riyadh.

The Kingdom plays a prominent role in UNESCO and in November 2019 assumed membership in its Executive Council until 2023.
Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan said earlier that the Kingdom will seek to extend cooperation with all members of the Executive Council, as well as preserving Arab culture and heritage, supporting innovation and technology for sustainable social development, and working to promote a tolerant global society.


‘Absolutely silly’: Saudi FM refutes Amazon’s Bezos phone hacking claims

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‘Absolutely silly’: Saudi FM refutes Amazon’s Bezos phone hacking claims

DUBAI: The Saudi Arabian embassy in the USA has denied claims the Kingdom was behind the hacking of Amazon.com founder, Jeff Bezos’ phone, describing the accusation as “absurd.”

And speaking at Davos the Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud said: “The idea that the Crown Prince would hack Jeff Bezos’ phone is absolutely silly.”

Bezo’s phone was hacked after receiving a WhatsApp message sent from the personal account of the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Describing the claims as “absurd” the tweet also called for an investigation into the claims “so that we can have all the facts out.”