Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is former deputy minister of foreign affairs, and a member of the royal family.

Early life and education

Prince Abdulaziz was born to King Abdullah, in Riyadh. He is the third son of King Abdullah, and Aida Fustuq, a Lebanese woman of Palestinian descent. Abdulaziz bin Abdullah graduated from the University of Hertfordshire with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science in 1986.


Abdulaziz bin Abdullah served in the Saudi Arabian National Guard for fifteen years in different positions. In 1991, he was appointed as an advisor to the Crown Prince Abdullah. Specifically, he was Syrian advisor of the Crown Prince Abdullah. He was also a former state minister.
King Abdullah appointed Prince Abdulaziz as deputy foreign minister on 22 July 2011. During the Syrian civil war, Prince Abdulaziz asked Turkey to establish "nerve centre" attempting to topple Bashar Assad. The center was founded in Adana in the mid-2012. Prince Abdulaziz personally dealt with Bashar Assad's file.
He represented Saudi Arabia at the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Tahran from 30 to 31 August 2012, since Foreign Affairs Minister Prince Saud had an operation and could not attend the meeting. Prince Abdulaziz met with Iranian President Mahmud Ahmedinejad during his stay in Tahran. His tenure ended in April 2015 when Saud Al Faisal resigned from his post as foreign minister due to health concerns.

Business activities

Prince Abdulaziz is owner of Tower Lane Properties, a land development firm. It is reported that the company spent $12 million on five-and-a-quarter acres of land in the Benedict Canyon in 2009, and applied for permits to build a mansion. The project, later, was reduced to 60,000-square-foot. However, more than 1,000 residents of the area signed a petition against this project, requiring an environmental review. The Prince's lawyers filed a case against this petition. Prince Abdulaziz won his lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles in late August 2012.

Other activities

Abdulaziz bin Abdullah founded the Centennial Fund in July 2004 and is the chairman of the Fund. The Fund is a nonprofit organization with the goal of supporting the Saudi business. He is also one of the members of the KAUST Board of Trustees. Delano Roosevelt, who is a grandson of Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Prince Abdulaziz jointly established the Friends of Saudi Arabia. This organization seeks to foster the friendly relations between Saudi Arabia and the United States. Prince Abdulaziz is also chairman of the board of trustees of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Award for Translation.
Abdulaziz bin Abdullah is one of three members of the Allegiance Council who did not support the appointment of Mohammad bin Salman as crown prince on 21 June 2017. The others were Muhammad bin Saad Al Saud and Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. Abdulaziz represented his older brother, Khalid bin Abdullah, at the meeting of the council.

Personal life

Abdulaziz bin Abdullah is married and has four children, three from his previous marriage to Abeer bint Turki bin Nasser, and just one from his present wife Nathalie Ghassan Maamary.