Mutlaq bin Salem Al-Azima, acting commander of the joint forces of Saudi Arabia

Mutlaq bin Salem Al-Azima, acting commander of the joint forces of Saudi Arabia
Mutlaq bin Salem Al-Azima
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Updated 01 September 2020

Mutlaq bin Salem Al-Azima, acting commander of the joint forces of Saudi Arabia

Mutlaq bin Salem Al-Azima, acting commander of the joint forces of Saudi Arabia


Lt. Gen. Mutlaq bin Salem Al-Azima, deputy chief of the general staff, has been appointed as acting commander of the joint forces.

Al-Azima obtained a bachelor’s degree in military science with a specialization in armored vehicles at King Abdul Aziz Military College. He did a master’s in military science from the Armed Forces Command and Staff College. Al-Azima also did a fellowship at the College of War of Nasser Higher Military Academy.

He began his career in the command of a shield faction and then served as the commander of the supply and maintenance faction, until taking over as assistant intelligence officer in the fourth brigade of the Royal Saudi Land Forces during the Kuwait liberation war. He then served as assistant commander of the brigade and then commander of the brigade battalion.

Al-Azima became commander of the Peninsula Shield forces of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states, which were able to foil an Iranian plot to trigger riots in Bahrain. Then he took over the command of the southern region and supervised the “South Shield” plan. He also managed the “Decisive Storm” and the “Restoration of Hope” military operations. Al-Azima was then appointed as commander of the Eastern Region and given the task of preparing plans and supervising military exercises.

In view of his vast military experience, Al-Azima was appointed military adviser in the office of minister of defense to advise on a wide array of strategic, military, and planning aspects.

 
 


Saudi Arabia to reopen its embassy in Doha, says Saudi FM

Saudi Arabia to reopen its embassy in Doha, says Saudi FM
Updated 16 January 2021

Saudi Arabia to reopen its embassy in Doha, says Saudi FM

Saudi Arabia to reopen its embassy in Doha, says Saudi FM
  • The Saudi minister repeated the need to reach a comprehensive solution to the Palestinian conflict
  • The Jordanian minister condemned the Houthi militia’s attempts to attack Saudi Arabia

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia will open its embassy in Doha within days, after completing the necessary procedures, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan said in a joint press conference on Saturday with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi in Riyadh.
His comments follow the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman signing of the Jan. 5 Al Ula agreement, which saw the reopening of the borders between Qatar and Saudi Arabia..
The Saudi minister repeated the need to reach a comprehensive solution to the Palestinian conflict.
From his side, Safadi said the relationship with Saudi Arabia was historical and strategic, adding that Jordan appreciated the Kingdom’s continued support to the country in facing economic challenges.
The minister also condemned the Houthi militia’s attempts to attack Saudi Arabia, and he said he rejected Iran's interference in the region’s affairs.
He added that Jordan agreed with Saudi Arabia in promoting joint action to face current challenges.
“We are working to develop our relationship with the GCC on the security, political and economic levels,” Jordanian Foreign Minister Safadi said.
He added that peace was an Arab strategic choice, and said that Jordan looked forward to working with the new US administration.