AMMAN (JT) — HRH Prince Faisal celebrates his 41st birthday today.
Born on Oct. 11, 1963, the Prince received his elementary education at the Islamic College in Amman continuing his schooling in the United Kingdom. In 1971, Prince Faisal went to the US to complete his secondary education in Massachusetts and in Washington, DC.
The Prince enrolled in Brown University in the US in 1981, graduating in 1985 with a BSc in electrical engineering.
Simultaneously, Prince Faisal received training as a pilot, and got his wings in 1982. The Prince returned to the UK, studying at Cornwell Academy where he was presented six awards for achievement of excellence.
On Sept. 20, 2004, a Royal Decree was issued appointing Prince Faisal as Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for Air Force and IT Affairs. The Prince holds the rank of lieutenant general.
His Royal Highness is also the chairman of the Board of Trustees of the King Abdullah Award for Government Performance and Transparency, chairman of the Board of Trustees of Muta University and chairman of the Higher Supervision and Guidance Committee of the Special Operation Forces Exhibition. He is also president of several clubs, including the Royal Gliding Club and the Golf Club. In addition, the Prince heads the Executive Committee of Auto-sports at the Royal Automobile Club of Jordan and has represented the Kingdom at numerous international events and functions.
Prince Faisal is married to HRH Princess Alia, daughter of the late businessman Tawfiq Tabbaa. The couple has four children: Princess Aya, Prince Omar, Princess Sara and Princess Ayesha
Princess Alia Al Feisal patronizes the Fifth Rabee Festival
Princess Alia attends Spring Festival
AMMAN (Petra) — HRH Princess Alia on Sunday acted as patron at the Fifth Spring Festival held at the Baptist School. The event included art performances and a fashion show of traditional costumes.
HRH Prince Faisal, the Regent, holds talks with US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs-of-Staff General Richard Myers on Thursday. They reviewed bilateral issues in various military fields and phases of cooperation. Also yesterday, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs-of-Staff General Khalid Sarayreh met with Myers and discussed issues of mutual concern
Regent Congratulates Tunisian President
Amman, March 20 (Petra)--His Royal Highness Prince Faisal Bin Al Hussein, the Regent sent a cable to Tunisian President Zein Al Abdin Bin Ali congratulating him in his name and on behalf of the Jordanian people and government on the occasion of his country's National Day. The Regent wished the Tunisian president continued good health and happiness and the his people further progress and prosperity
Amman, March 20 (Petra) -- His Royal Highness Prince Faisal Bin Al Hussein, the Regent sent a cable to Iranian President Mohammad Khatami congratulating him in his name and on behalf of the Jordanian people and government on the occasion of Al Nairouz Feast.
Amman, March 20 (Petra) -- His Royal Highness Prince Faisal Bin Al Hussein, the Regent sent a cable to Namibian President Sam Nujoma congratulating him in his name and on behalf of the Jordanian people and government on the occasion of his country's Independence Day.
The Regent wished the Namibian president continued good health and happiness and his people further progress and prosperity.
Tuesday, March 22, 2005 - HRH Prince Faisal, the Regent, plants an oak tree sapling at the inauguration of the Royal Botanical Gardens in Tal Al Rumman on Monday. The project, implemented by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Marine Environment in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture, is established on 1,700 dunums of forestland. HRH Princess Basma Bint Ali, the society's president, expressed hope that the garden would be an educational, cultural, tourism and scientific centre. Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Taysir Smadi, Minister of Agriculture Sharari Shakhanbeh, Qatari Minister of Municipal Affairs and Agriculture Sultan Bin Hassan Al Dosari, the Qatari ambassador in Amman and other officials attended the event (Petra photo)
Amman/March 23(Petra)-- RHR Prince Faisal the Regent sent a cable to President of Pakistan congratulating him in his name in
behalf of Jordanian people and government on the occasion of his country's National Day.
The Regent wished the Pakistani President continued health and happiness and the Pakistani people continued progress and prosperity.
Amman, March 23 (Petra) -- HRH Prince Faisal Ben Al Hussein, the Regent met Wednesday with a US delegation from the US congress, currently visiting Jordan within a regional tour.
Prince Faisal outlined, during the meeting which was attended by Acting Prime Minister Salah Al Basher, the Jordanian-American relations, reiterating His Majesty King Abdullah II's interest to develop these relations in the various domains.
Talks also touched on efforts exerted by Jordan to move the peace process forward and restore stability in the Middle East.
Members of the US delegation hailed the efforts of His Majesty King Abdullah II to achieve stability in the Middle East, reiterating that His Majesty the King is the hope of peace in the region.
HRH Prince Faisal watches the Monte Carlo rally with David Richards, the owner of ISC which owns the television and marketing rights to the World Rally ChampionshipAMMAN (JT) — HRH Prince Faisal will on Saturday lead a delegation on a 10-day tour of the Middle East, Australia, New Zealand and Thailand in a bid to raise Jordan's profile on the international sporting stage.
Prince Faisal, president of the Jordan Olympic Committee and Chairman of Jordan Motorsport, will attend Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix and meet with senior FIA officials and regional figureheads to push Jordan's case for hosting a future round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), a statement from his office said.
The Prince will then fly on to Australia where he is a VIP guest at the meeting of the Commonwealth Games nations in Melbourne. There he will meet with some of the biggest decision makers in sport and his invitation comes as recognition for the work carried out over the last two years with the Jordan Olympic Committee.
His brief stop in Australia will be followed by five days in New Zealand to attend the FIA WRC round based in Auckland. Prince Faisal is expected to meet with leading rally media figures and representatives from the main manufacturers competing in the championship.
Earlier this year, Prince Faisal announced Jordan's bid to host a future round of the FIA WRC in Monte Carlo and this visit provides him with the last chance to network ahead of the Jordan Rally which takes place from May 5-7.
His return to Jordan will include a stopover in Thailand where he is expected to meet with senior sports delegates to discuss building bilateral relations through sport.
“Sport is helping to raise Jordan's profile internationally and we are currently working</SPAN> on a number of initiatives that will positively reflect on the Kingdom's economic and social progress,” said Prince Faisal, according to the statement.
“The role that sport can play in promoting Jordan globally cannot be underestimated so it is important that we work tirelessly to carry our messages across the region and overseas.”