Posted by : Uzma Sultana Sunday, 16 July 2017
On Thursday 13th July, Prince Abdul Rahman bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, brother of King Salman passed away at the age of 86. Funeral prayers for Prince Abdul Rahman were performed in Grand Mosque of Makkah on Friday. All the Arab and Muslim leaders expressed their sympathy to King Salman.
Prince Abdul Rahman bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud was born in 1931 in Riyadh. He graduated from the military academy in San Diego before receiving a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California. His political career was started in 1983 as deputy minister of defense and aviation until 2011.
King Salman received phone calls from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri and Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.
Also, the former Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI, Sudan’s President Omar Al-Bashir and UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan weren’t behind on sending their deepest condolences to the monarch.
King Hamad, Prime Minister, Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa and Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa of Bahrain sent cables of condolences to the King of Saudi Arabia.
Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah from Kuwait called the King.
Supreme Council member and ruler of Fujairah Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al-Sharqi, Supreme Council member and ruler of Ras Al-Khaima Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al-Qasimi, and his heir apparent Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud Al-Qasimi of UAE expressed grief on this tragedy to the King.
According to sources, Condolences will also be presented on Sunday and Monday from Saudi princes, officials and citizens.