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Saudi – Prince Khaled bin Sultan, who made anti-Ethiopia dam remarks,relieved from his office

April 22, 2013

fahd_bin_abdullahARAB NEWS – Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah appointed yesterday Prince Fahd bin Abdullah bin Muhammad the new deputy defense minister.

“We order the following: Firstly, Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khaled bin Sultan is relieved from his office. Secondly, Prince Fahd bin Abdullah bin Muhammad is appointed deputy to the Defense Minister with a minister’s rank,” the king said in the decree quoted by the SPA.

Prince Fahd is a former commander of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces. The prince also held positions such as the chief of the Operations Authority of the Naval Forces, director at the office of the minister of Defense, Aviation and Inspector General and then deputy commander of the naval forces.

The prince, who has a master’s degree in military sciences, attended advanced programs in naval matters in the US, the UK and Pakistan and also attended programs on command and staff at the Military College in the US. The prince also won a number of national and international medals. They include the King Abdulaziz Medal, King Faisal Medal and the Naval Medal and the Administration Medal of the First Order and the Medal for Command, the Medal of the Peninsular Shield, the Kuwait Liberation Medal and the Military Medal of Appreciation.

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One comment on “Saudi – Prince Khaled bin Sultan, who made anti-Ethiopia dam remarks,relieved from his office

  1. Prince Fahd’s dismissal has little to do with his comments about Ethiopia and more to do with an ongoing reshuffle within Saudi ruling circle as preparation for succession in the event that the ailing King dies. As far as Saudi perception of Ethiopia is concerned Prince Fahd’s comments reflect a truer picture than we want to admit.

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