Jeddah, SPA: Riyadh, e-media:
A royal order was issued here yesterday, appointing Prince Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.
The order, which appointed Prince Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz as Minister of Foreign Affairs at the rank of Minister, also instructed the concerned authorities to carry the order with immediate effect.
The appointment has been made on the recommendation of Prince Saud Al-Faisal, Foreign Minister.
Prior to this appointment, Prince Abdul Aziz served as Adviser to the King. He was also Adviser to the Crown Prince’s Court with the rank of minister, and served for 15 years in the National Guard.
Time spent in serving in the National Guard provided a value scope derived through safeguarding national human and physical resources and contributed extensively to his capacity to play a strong supporting role in national affairs.
Prince Abdul Aziz first assumed the role of Adviser to the Royal Court in 1989.
The two main projects which stand out in the Prince Abdul Aziz’s career are the foundation of the Centennial Fund and the formation of the Friends of Saudi Arabia.
He is Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Centennial Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship by offering mentoring and financing to young Saudis whose sound business ideas, initiative and enthusiasm earn them a chance to develop their creative skills as entrepreneurs.
He is the founder and Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Friends of Saudi Arabia, an organization formed to cultivate a friendly relationship that began 60 years ago with the meeting of King Abdul Aziz Al-Saud and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. It is an organization devoted to nurturing the exchange of both capital and human resources, including thousands of students, who have since gone on to play leading roles in the Kingdom’s government and private sectors, saudi gazette reported.
The king also issued an order appointing Khalil bin Ibrahim Al-Barahim as the president of Hail University.
The king's orders included the extension of the service of Prince Abdul Rahman bin Nasser as governor of Al-Kharj governorate for four years; Abdul Rahman bin Abdullah Al-Shaqawi as the director of the Institute of Public Administration for four years; and Muhammad bin Ali Al-Sameeh as adviser at the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance for four years.
Through another decree, the king relieved Abdul Wahid Al-Homaid of his position as deputy labor minister.