Prince Moqrin appointed Saud Arabia’s second deputy premier.

February 2, 2013
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Saudi King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud on Friday appointed Prince Moqrin Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud second deputy premier.

The appointment announced by the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) makes Prince Moqrin, 68, the third most powerful political figure in the Saudi kingdom.

Prince Moqrin was an advisor and personal envoy of the king, a post he held after he left as the general director of the country’s intelligence agency.

The Britain’s RAF College in Cranwell aeronautics graduate held several positions in the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) until 1980 when he was appointed Governor of Hail, a post he held until 1999. He was then appointed as Governor of Madinah Province where he developed the education and healthcare sectors.

In 2005, he was promoted as general director of Saudi Arabia’s intelligence agency, becoming actively involved in critical Saudi foreign policy. He left the agency in July 2012 and became King Abdullah’s personal envoy.

         

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