Saudi king, crown prince attend funeral of Prince Talal


JEDDAH: King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday attended the funeral of Prince Talal bin Abdul Aziz at the Imam Turki Grand Mosque in Riyadh. Senior princes and top officials were also present.

Prince Talal bin Abdul Aziz passed away on Saturday. Prince Talal, the brother of King Salman and father of Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, served as minister of communications and minister of finance and national economy in the 1950s and 60s, and held various other positions.

A philanthropist, Prince Talal offered education scholarships to Saudi students. Born in 1931, the prince headed the Arab Gulf Fund for Development, a UN body that promotes education and health in developing countries.

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