About the king
Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud (5 Shawwal 1354 e/31 January 1935), is the King of Saudi Arabia, and head of the Cabinet and the Commander-in-Chief of the military forces, the fifth son of the sons of the founder King Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman Al Faisal Al Saud, his wife Princess Hessa bint Ahmed al-Sudairi. One of the most important elements of the Saudi royal family, is Secretary of the family and Chairman of the Board, and personal advisor to Kings of the Kingdom, as it is one of the so-called Sudairi seven sons of King founder.
Governor of Riyadh
Start entering politics on 11/6/1373 Ah 16 March 1954, when he was appointed Emir of Riyadh on behalf of his brother, Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz, 25 Shaban 1374 Ah 18 April 1955 appointed Emir of Riyadh, and the Riyadh Emirate to 7/6/1380 Ah 25 January 1960 when he resigned from Office. On 10 Ramadan, 1382 Ah February 4 1963 issued by his Majesty King Saud bin Abdul Aziz bulks Royal Decree appointed Emir of Riyadh region again.
During his tenure the Emirate of Riyadh, after which foreign tours: visit the Jordanian capital in 1968, as President of the people’s Committee to help the victims of Jordan, his second batch of donations from the citizens of Riyadh, and in 1969, Saudi forces stationed on the front line in the Jordan Valley area in Jordan, accompanied by King Hussein Bin Talal. In 1974 he visited Kuwait and Bahrain and Qatar to strengthen the Arab position, and in 1985 he visited Paris and French President Jacques Chirac awarded medal over a year to create the city of Paris. In 1991, he visited Montreal, Canada, where he opened an exhibition of the Kingdom between yesterday and today. In 1996, he was received by President Jacques Chirac at the Elysee Palace in Paris during a visit to the French capital.
Having ended his official visit to France paid an official visit to Bosnia, with Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic rules King Fahd cultural center the city of Sarajevo, and opened a number of projects of the high authority to collect donations for Muslims in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and a bedrock of Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz, in Sarajevo, also opened Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz mosque King Fahd in Gibraltar. In 1998 the Prince visited Pakistan, Japan, Brunei, Hong Kong, China, South Korea and the Philippines on an Asian tour aimed at developing relations. In 1999, he visited the Philippines, awarded by Philippine President Joseph Estrada “medal they silenced us” top Philippine Republic, in recognition for his charity work and help the Philippine employment in the Kingdom, and in July, he visited Senegal, Senegalese President Abdou Diouf awarded “greatest medal in Senegal”.
Minister of Defense
After the death of Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Premier, Minister of Defense and aviation and Inspector General on 9 Dhu al-hijja 1432 h 5 November 2011 issued by the custodian, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz is a Royal appointment as Defense Minister. In Saudi Arabia, which includes land forces and air and air defence.
During his tenure, the Department of Defense on 3 December 2012, London visit, at the invitation of British Defense Minister Philip Hammond (at that time), to discuss the overall situation in the region and bilateral relations between the two countries. On 12 March 2012, he visited the United States, and was received by us President Barack Obama at the White House was considered, inter alia, bilateral and regional topics of common interest. And the need to resolve the United States order regarding Syria and Iran. Madrid arrived on 6 June 2012 on a visit to the Kingdom of Spain at the invitation of Spanish Defense Minister Pedro morinis ulate, discuss a number of important files and exchange viewpoints regarding current events in the region.
After the death of Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Premier and Interior Minister, on 18 June 2012 issued custodian of the two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz ordered the Royal selected as Crown Prince and appointed Vice Prime Minister and Defense Minister.
During his tenure the Covenant, with clear signs of competition in the Asian continent for European and North American continents, in February 2014, the tour has taken him to Pakistan, Japan and India, which have become a political and economic weight and strategically in this sense, the visit was important to view history and future relations between these States. On 17 March 2014, he visited Japan, where he met Emperor of Japan Akihito, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
King of Saudi Arabia
Was touted as a custodian Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia, on 3 March 1436 23 December 2015.
On Thursday 5 may 1436 – 26 January 2015, King Salman start the packet storm against the huthis in Yemen when the Saudi Royal Air force heavy bombing on the preacher’s militia and forces of Saleh in Yemen.