Saudi Arabia's King Salman appoints a prince as new ambassador to Washington

October 21, 2015 6:37 PM

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – The Saudi Embassy in Washington says Prince Abdullah Al Saud has been appointed by King Salman as the new ambassador to Washington.

The prince, whose full name is Abdullah bin Faisal bin Turki bin Abdullah Al Saud, has not directly served in a senior government post before. Between 2000 and 2004, he headed the Saudi Arabia General Investment Authority, which seeks to promote investment in the kingdom. In that capacity he was ran...

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