Saturday, June 24, 2017

Saudi Arabia’s new crown prince : Mohammed bin Salman (MBS)

Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud is the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, First Deputy Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia and the youngest minister of defense in the world.
  • Born: August 31, 1985 (age 31), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Education: King Saud University in Riyadh, Syracuse University (??)
  • The oldest son of King Salman’s third wife.
  • MBS rose rapidly to prominence after his father became crown prince of Saudi Arabia in June 2012. 
If he succeeds with his vision to transform the Saudi economy by 2030 and reduce the country’s reliance on oil revenue, the crown prince — widely known as MBS — could enjoy a reign that lasts for decades, given that he only turns 32 in August and could take Saudi Arabia well into midcentury.

Unlike his much older half-brothers, MBS did not travel abroad for his education, and instead remained at his father’s side and studied law at King Saud University in Riyadh, where his father was governor until 2011.

With Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, May 30, 2017

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis (L) welcomes Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense Mohammed bin Salman at the Pentagon in Washington, U.S., March 16,  2017.

US Defence Secretary James Mattis meets Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (R) in Riyadh on April 19, 2017.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense Mohammed bin Salman meet at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 14, 2017. 

In the Oval Office of the White House.

British Prime Minister Theresa May (R) meets with Defense Minister of Saudi Arabia Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud (L) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on April 5, 2017.

A picture taken on June 6, 2017 shows a poster of Saudi King Salman (C), Crown Prince and Interior Minister Mohammed bin Nayef (R) and Deputy Crown Prince and Defence Minister Mohammed bin Salman placed on on the offices of the Saudi national airline carrier in Riyadh.


In Saudi Arabia, American fast food restaurants (McDonald's, Burger King, Domiono's)  pledge allegiance to the new crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS)

“We renew our loyalty and obedience to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdul Aziz al Saud,” the McDonald’s ad reads. “And we pledge allegiance to Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz al Saud as crown prince, deputy crown minister and minister of defense.”

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