Agence France-PresseMarch 28, 2014 14:18
Prince Moqren bin Abdul Aziz, named second in line for the Saudi throne, is a confidant of King Abdullah who has trusted him to carry out several sensitive diplomatic missions.
Born on September 15, 1945 in Riyadh, the second crown prince is the youngest of the 35 sons of Abdul Aziz bin Saud, the founder of the kingdom.
Diplomats say he is one of the principal confidants of the 90-year-old king.
He graduated in 1968 from Britain's Royal Air Force College, in Cranwell, and served in the Saudi air force until entering in politics in 1980.