Prince Turki bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, who was appointed Assistant Minister for Information by royal decree yesterday, has expressed to the Saudi leadership his gratitude for the honor and his hope that he will perform his mission in a satisfactory manner.
Prince Turki bin Sultan was born on October 6, 1959. He is married with two children, Abdulaziz and Al-Anoud. He graduated from Riyadh's King Saud University in 1981 with a degree in media studies with honors, and in 1983 earned a master's in international communications at Syracuse University, New York, where he was awarded the title of outstanding graduate student. He subsequently joined a one-year training program at CBS television network. In 1995 he was appointed a member of the board of trustees of the Prince Sultan charitable foundation, and in 1999 he presided over the organizing committee for the Kingdom's centennial celebrations.
In 1989, Prince Turki led foreign information teams participating in the exhibition 'The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Yesterday and Today' organized in France, U.S.A. and Egypt; and was involved in the Kingdom's exhibitions in Los Angeles in 1990 and in Spain in 1992. He attended meetings of the Arab Information Ministers held in Tunisia and Egypt in 1998.