Prince Khalid bin Sultan congratulates Crown Prince Naif

Prince Khalid hails Prince Salman who “embodied real spirit of brotherhood and rare loyalty”

Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Charity Foundation board of trustees holds its 15th session, elects Prince Khalid as chairman

Ambassadors of Saudi Arabia abroad continue receiving condolences

Prince Khalid bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Assistant Minister of Defense and Aviation and Inspector General for Military Affairs, has extended congratulations to Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz on being chosen as the Crown Prince and his appointment as the Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior.

In a statement, Prince Khalid bin Sultan stressed Prince Naif's contributions and great works and wished him well.

Prince Khalid also has expressed his deep thanks and great appreciation of Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Governor of Riyadh region, for his noble stances towards his brother, the late Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, (May Allah bless his soul), and accompanying him during his medical treatment.

He said, 'The Royal family and the Saudi people will not forget the great attitudes of Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz towards his brother the late Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz during his medical treatment. Prince Salman has set the highest ideal example in sincere brotherhood and rare faithfulness in accompanying his brother the late Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz.'

Prince Khalid has said that the Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud Charity Foundation will continue following in the footsteps of the late Crown Prince Sultan by supporting the needy in Saudi society.

He made the remarks after heading the organization’s Board of Trustees meeting Saturday evening in Riyadh. Prince Khalid was named president of the organization while his brother, Prince Fahd Bin Sultan, was named vice president.

“At this meeting there was an honest expression by the sons of Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz that we should continue the organization’s philanthropic work by helping the needy and orphans. This is what Prince Sultan wanted his sons to do,” he told Saudi Press Agency (SPA) after the meeting. He said the Board of Trustees will be reorganized and “we will determine how to develop the organization’s work” within the next three months.

“We will support this organization with all our strength. Development is what we seek,” he said.

During the meeting a number of issues on the agenda were discussed including a review of the foundation’s previous accomplishments. The Board of Trustees stressed that it will implement the instructions of the late Prince Sultan who sought constant development of the foundation.

Saudi Ambassadors abroad congratulated Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for being chosen as Crown Prince and appointed as Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior.

They were Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Ambassador to the United Kingdom; and Abdulaziz bin Ibrahim Al-Ghadeer, Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan.

A group of worshippers at the Saudi Embassy in Berlin performed funeral prayers in absentia for the soul of late Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

The representatives of German parliament and government as well as ambassadors accredited to Berlin visited the Saudi embassy to offer condolences on the death of late Prince Sultan.

Saudi Embassy in Cuba has received condolers on the death of late Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

The condolers expressed condolences to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and the Saudi people on the death of late Prince Sultan.

They included a number of members of Cuba's government and a number of Arab and Islamic ambassadors accredited to Cuba.

Saudi Embassy to Romania has received a group of condolers on the death of Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

The condolers included a number of members of Romanian government, senior Romanian officials and ambassadors accredited to Romania.

The Embassy of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques in New Delhi Continued to receive condolences from political figures and social and economic officials, in addition to the ambassadors of the Arab, Islamic and friendly countries accredited to India on the death of the late Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz.

Those who offered the condolences asked God to grant the deceased rest in peace and eternal peace.

Ambassador of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques in Japan, Dr. Abdulaziz bin Abdulsattar Turkistani, a number of Arab and Muslim ambassadors and a large crowd of worshipers performed funeral prayers in absentia for the late Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

The funeral prayers in absentia for the late Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud were carried out after Friday prayers in the mosque of the Arabic Islamic Institute in Tokyo.