Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, held here yesterday an Iftar banquet in honor of the heads of diplomatic missions, regional bodies and offices, and international organizations accredited to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The banquet was attended by several officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
About the Prince
Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah is a prominent member of the Saudi royal family. He is the current Minister of Foreign Affairs and has been serving in this capacity since 2019. Prior to his appointment as a foreign minister, he held various positions in the private sector.
Prince Faisal was born on 1 April 1974 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He completed his early education in Saudi Arabia and later went to the United States for higher studies. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from George Washington University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Prince Faisal has played an active role in promoting bilateral relations between Saudi Arabia and other countries. During his tenure as foreign minister, he has worked towards strengthening ties with several countries, including the United States, China, Russia and European nations. His efforts have been aimed at enhancing economic cooperation and fostering mutual understanding between nations.
About the Iftar Banquet
A traditional Iftar banquet is a significant event in the Islamic calendar. It marks the breaking of the fast during Ramadan and is an opportunity for friends and family to come together to share a meal. In Saudi Arabia, one of the most prominent Iftar banquets is hosted by Prince Abdullah.
Prince Abdullah has been hosting his annual Iftar banquet in Jeddah since 2012. The event is attended by numerous dignitaries, including government officials, foreign diplomats, and business leaders. Guests are treated to an array of traditional Arabic dishes, such as lamb ouzi (a rice dish with lamb) and shorba (soup), along with dates and fresh fruit juices.
The Prince’s Iftar banquet has become synonymous with generosity and hospitality in Saudi Arabia. The event also serves as an opportunity for guests to network and build relationships while enjoying delicious food in a luxurious setting.