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H.R.H. chairs a number of commissions and organizations linked to the Riyadh Governorate, including the Higher Committee for the Development of Riyadh City, which is also responsible for providing the city with various services. H.R.H. Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz accords great attention and care to humanitarian activities.

Since 1956 (1376 H.), His Royal Highness has chaired several committees to solicit donations for the needy and victims of floods and earthquakes in the Arab and Islamic worlds; in general, He has furthered Islamic causes the world over.

Prince Salman presently chairs the Higher Committee for donations to support Bosnia-Herzegovina and Somalia.

He also heads the Popular Committee for assisting Palestinian Mujahideen, the Higher Committee for raising donations for earthquake victims in Egypt and the General Committee for raising donations for Afghanistan.

At the level of the Riyadh Region, he chairs the Philanthropic Society in Riyadh and is known for his generous contributions to Mosques and Islamic Centers.

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud issued a Royal Order relieving Prince Salman of his post as Governor of Riyadh Region and appointing him as Minister of Defense.

The Royal Order also appointed Prince Khalid bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz as Deputy Minister of Defense at the rank of Minister.

Prince Salman received at his palace at Al Maazar quarter well-wishers who came to congratulate him on the royal confidence bestowed on him as well as to extend felicitations on the advent of Eid.

For his part, Prince Salman expressed gratitude and appreciation for their spelled sincere emotions, appealing to Allah to return this occasion while Islamic and Arab nations entertaining blessing and bliss.

The reception was attended by Prince Khalid bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Minister of Defense and a group of princes.

Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz and Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz were sworn in before the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud as new Minister of Defense and new Governor of Riyadh Region respectively.

The oath took place during an audience held by the monarch for princes, Ulema, sheikhs, ministers, senior civil and military officials and a group of citizens who came to greet and congratulate him on the blessed Eid Al-Adha.

For his part, Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz expressed deep pride and great appreciation and gratitude to the King for the precious trust by appointing him as defense minister, appealing to Allah the Almighty to help him fulfill the job as would be.

Prince Salman's replacement as new Governor of Riyadh also thanked the monarch for the royal trust bestowed on him, asking God to make it a complete success.

The audience was attended by a number of princes.

The attendees took lunch with the monarch.

Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Riyadh region, has expressed sincere thanks and appreciation to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for his precious confidence by appointing him as Governor of Riyadh region.

On this occasion, Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz asked God Almighty to help him in his new task to continue serving the Riyadh region and its people, as well as the entire country under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, who accords care and attention to all regions of the Kingdom.

King Abdullah had issued a Royal Order appointing Prince Sattam as Governor of Riyadh Region at the rank of minister and Prince Mohammed bin Saad bin Abdulaziz as his deputy at the rank of minister.

Prince Khalid is the eldest son of late Crown Prince Sultan. He was born in 1949. He attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and the US Army's Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas.

He is also a graduate of the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama. After a lengthy tenure in different branches of Saudi Arabia's armed forces, Prince-General Khalid was named Commander of the Joint Forces during Iraq's 1990 invasion of Kuwait.

He was promoted to Field Marshal by his uncle, King Fahd, after the campaign. Prince Khalid retired in 1991 to concentrate on business. Returning to government service in January 2001, Prince Khalid was appointed the Assistant Defense Minister for Military Affairs.

Meanwhile, King Abdullah issued a Royal Order appointing Prince Fahd bin Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Saud as Chairman of the General Commission for Civil Aviation at the rank of minister and Dr. Faisal bin Hamad Al-Suqair as his deputy at the Excellent rank.

The king also issued a Royal Order relieving Ali bin Ibrahim Al-Hadeethi of his post as Head of the Crown Prince Court and appointing Prince Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz as Head of the Crown Prince Court and Special Advisor to the Crown Prince at the rank of minister.

On the other hand, the Royal Order also relieved Mohammed bin Salem Al-Marri of his post as Special Secretary to the Crown Prince replacing him by Prince Abdulrahman bin Ali Al-Rubai’an at the rank of Minister.

Another royal order appointed Prince Mohammed bin Saad bin Abdulaziz as his deputy at the rank of minister.