Prince Abdullah bin Khalid bin Sultan Al-Saud, ambassador to Slovakia and Slovenia

Prince Abdullah bin Khalid bin Sultan Al-Saud
Updated 22 January 2020

Prince Abdullah bin Khalid bin Sultan Al-Saud, ambassador to Slovakia and Slovenia

  • Prior to his recent appointment, the prince was a nonresident ambassador to Austria between April 2019 to January 2020

Prince Abdullah bin Khalid bin Sultan Al-Saud is Saudi Arabia’s new nonresident ambassador to Slovakia and Slovenia.
The Slovenian President Borut Pahor received Prince Abdullah at the presidential residence in Ljubljana on Monday, where the prince presented his credentials.
Prince Abdullah conveyed King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s greetings to the president and their wishes for more progress and prosperity for the people of Slovenia.
President Pahor expressed his gratitude to King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and wished the same for the Kingdom and its people.
President Pahor and Prince Abdullah discussed the bilateral relations between the two friendly countries and ways to enhance them.
Prior to his recent appointment, the prince was a nonresident ambassador to Austria between April 2019 to January 2020.
Prince Abdullah was born in 1988 and received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Columbia University in New York City, United States, in 2010.
Later on, he received his master’s degree in business management in 2015 from the MIT Sloan School of Management in Massachusetts.
He interned at UBS in the United Kingdom between 2010 and 2011. In the same period he also worked as a stock exchange researcher.
He has been an adviser to the royal court since 2017, and a court member of the National Air Services (NAS) Holding Company executive committee. A royal decree in 2018 appointed him a member of the Saudi Equestrian Club’s board of directors.

 


Saudi Arabia tells UN: We are promoting sustainable methods in housing

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Saudi Arabia tells UN: We are promoting sustainable methods in housing

  • Saudi Green Building Forum attended conference at UN headquarters
  • SGBF demonstrated its commitment to affordable housing through environmentally sustainable practices

JEDDAH: The Saudi Green Building Forum (SGBF) has shown that its mission aligns with the UN Commission for Social Development. 

A SGBF delegation attended the 58th session of the commission at UN headquarters in New York City on Wednesday.

The SGBF demonstrated its commitment to affordable housing through environmentally sustainable practices.

“The SGBF supports the integration of affordable housing within urban developments, architectural design and use of materials that support occupants’ wellbeing, and minimizing construction waste through efficient methods,” said Faisal Al-Fadl, SGBF chair representative to the UN.

Al-Fadl told Arab News: “Saudi Arabia is addressing key messages on clean energy and is focusing on a low-carbon, resource-efficient, inclusive circular economy and building systems addressing these core issues.

“The Kingdom is complying with the principle of sustainability and is helping to advance the resilience of our cities.”

The UN Commission for Social Development’s role is to monitor national and global socioeconomic trends, identify emerging issues and assess their implications for social policy at the national and international levels.

The session reviewed some of the social challenges of implementing the 2030 Agenda, with a focus on issues relevant to the three core social development goals identified at the World Summit for Social Development. 

The goals are eradicating poverty, promoting productive employment and decent work and promoting social inclusion.

The SGBF’s mission focuses on the resilience of city development practices within affordable housing developments to minimize negative impacts on the planet and citizens.

The forum addressed the practices of green systems and sustainable development in the Arab world. It said it will continue to work with the commission to support new resolutions on social and development issues, including the first-ever text on homelessness to be approved by a UN intergovernmental body.