Saturday, June 16, 2012

Prince Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz bin Abdul Rahman Al-Saud RIP

Prince Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz bin Abdul Rahman Al-Saud, known as Abu Saud relative to the eldest son, (1353 AH / 1934 - 26 Rajab 1433 AH / June 16, 2012), a Saudi prince, he served as Minister of the Interior since 1975, and the Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister since October 27, 2011 until his death. Is the twenty third son of the sons of King Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman Al-male of his wife Princess share. He was appointed Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia after the death of Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, and before that served as the Second Deputy Prime Minister since March 27, 2009 and the Minister of Interior since 1975.

Nayef bin Abdulaziz was said to be suffering from diabetes mellitus and osteoporosis as well as cancer.
In March 2012, he went to Morocco for "private vacation", then to Cleveland for pre-planned medical tests. This news arised some speculation about his health and Saudi succession. He returned to Saudi Arabia after staying in Algeria in April 2012.
However, he again left Saudi Arabia for medical tests on 26 May 2012. Although it was unknown where Prince Nayef was for medical tests, his deputy at the Ministry of Interior and full-brother Prince Ahmed stated in Al Watan on 3 June 2012 that he was "well and in good health...and he will soon return" to Saudi Arabia. It was reported by Arabian Business on 13 June 2012 that Prince Nayef had recently returned to the country and received some visitors at his home.
On 16 June 2012 around 4 pm (GMT +3), Saudi state television reported that Prince Nayef had died.According to Reuters, he died in Geneva. The royal court stated that his funeral will be held on 17 June 2012. Al Arabiya further reported that the prayers will be held in Masjid al-Haram (المسجد الحرام) in Mecca (مكة المكرمة) after Al Maghreb (المغرب) prayer around 6:30 pm (GMT +3).

 tasks performed by  Prince Nayef
General supervision of the committees and campaigns, humanitarian relief and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Honorary President of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers.
Honorary President of the Association of Science and Communication at the University of King Saud University in Riyadh.
Honorary President of the National Association of Retired Persons.
Honorary President of the Saudi Association for Media and Communication.
Chairman of the Supreme Hajj Committee.
Chairman of the Higher Committee for investigation and fact-finding events in Seoul Jeddah.
Chairman of the National Commission for Drug Control.
Chairman of the Higher Media Council.
Chairman of the Supreme Commission for Industrial Security.
Chairman of the Supreme Council of Civil Defense.
Chairman of the Naif Arab University for Security Sciences.
Chairman of the workforce.
Chairman of the Human Development Fund.
Chairman of the Supreme Award Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud for the Prophetic Sunnah and Contemporary Islamic Studies.
Chairman of the Supreme Commission for Tourism.
Vice-President of the National Commission for Wildlife Conservation and Development.
Member of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs.
Member of the Allegiance Commission.

Prince Nayef has held numerous honors and certificates including: [11]
Scarf cloud from the Republic of China in 1397 AH / 1977 AD.
Legion of Honor from the Republic of France in 1397 AH / 1977 AD.
The bulk of the Order of the Liberator of the Republic of Venezuela in 1397 AH / 1977 AD.
The Star Decoration of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in 1397 AH / 1977 AD.
Honorary doctorate in law from the University of Chen Sheng in China's national 17/8/1399 AH / 1979 AD.
King Abdul Aziz Sash of the first layer of the highest honor in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Sam and the national security of the Republic of South Korea in 1400/1980.
Honorary Dr. of Law in South Korea.
An honorary doctorate degree in political science from the Lebanese University in 1430/2009, and at the conclusion of the 26 session of the Council of Arab Ministers of Interior in Beirut.
An honorary doctorate degree from the University of Umm Al-Qura in Islamic politics.
Order of the Cedar of Lebanon 1430 AH / 2009 AD.
Honorary Doctorate from the University of Rabat in the Republic of Sudan.

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