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Mohammed bin Nayef…Prominent Saudi Politician and Security Figure | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Jeddah-Days after being free from directly supervising this year’s Hajj season given that he is the chairman of the Supreme Hajj Committee, Saudi Minister of Interior Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef will head his country’s delegation to the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.

He is scheduled to do several tasks in addition to delivering a speech on behalf of the Kingdom in the annual assembly for the grand international gathering, which is attended by world leaders and United Nations officials.

As the chairman of many committees and councils, including the Council for Political and Security Affairs, his foreign trips have always resulted in the conclusion of agreements and joint deals between Riyadh and other countries.

In his last visit to France in March, the Saudi Crown Prince met with French President Francois Hollande; the visit came in light of understandings reached separately with Russia and Turkey.

Prince Mohammed bin Nayef discussed major files in the region such as the Syrian crisis, Lebanon’s political deadlock and fighting terrorism, which Saudi Arabia is considered a major part of after participating in the international coalition to fight ISIS.

The French officials honored the Prince during that visit by granting him the “Legion of Honor” medal.

Moreover, he visited Britain a year ago to come up with solutions regarding challenges the region is facing.

Back then, he met with a number of political and military officials in the British government, including former Prime Minister David Cameron and current PM Theresa May when she was handling the Ministry of Interior portfolio.

Whenever Prince Mohammed bin Nayef is mentioned, all the security sectors, counter-terrorism agencies, private security forces, emergency and special forces come in mind because they represent the domestic stability in the Kingdom.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef chairs the Supreme Hajj Committee, which is tasked with managing all Hajj related issues during the pilgrimage season and making sure all pilgrims are secure and safe in Makkah.

He hired new security forces this year, including security of installations forces, diplomatic security and Hajj and Umrah security forces.

In 1999, Prince Mohammed bin Nayef started his career in the Saudi Ministry of Interior as assistant for security affairs as he was heading towards establishing a new security level in Saudi Arabia; becoming responsible for handling security files, civil status and passports in addition to handling major files in 13 current emirates, which gave him wide capacities and responsibilities in most of the sectors.

Prince Mohammed bin Nayef is the official who achieved major progress in the Ministry of Interior’s organizational and security departments as he sought to achieve goals by employing Saudi youth competencies to provide services for all Saudis.