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NYP95102310 - 23 OCTOBER 1995 - NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: His Royal Highness Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud pays a courtesy call visit to King Hussein of Jordan 10/23//95. Both gentlemen are in New York City for the 50th anniversary celebration at the United Nations. UPI iw/ep/Jason Szenes UPI
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Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud (Arabic: سلطان بن عبدالعزيز آل سعود‎) (born 1924 or 1928) is the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. He serves as the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense and Aviation. He is one of the Sudairi Seven. For Saudi Arabia, he has overseen billions of dollars of defense contracts with defense firms. He has been mired with corruption allegations and nicknamed "Sultan of Thieves". by his critics. He is reportedly in ill health and recently returned to Saudi Arabia after convalescing in Morocco.

Sultan was officially born on January 5, 1928 in Riyadh. Western sources claim he was born in 1924. He is the 15th son of King Abdul-Aziz and his mother is Princess Hassa Al-Sudairi.

He, along with many of his brothers, received his early education in religion, modern culture, and diplomacy at the royal court. He became Governor of Riyadh in 1947. In 1947, he oversaw ARAMCO's construction of the Kingdom's rail link between Dammam and Riyadh. He became Minister of Agriculture in 1953 and Minister of Communications in 1955.

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