Salman, Crown Prince of Bahrain Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Deputy King, Crown Prince of Bahrain
: سلمان بن حمد آل خليفة
, born 21 October 1969)
is the heir apparent
and the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain
. He is also the deputy supreme commander of the Bahrain Defense Force
Early life and education
Prince Salman established the Crown Prince’s International Scholarship Programme in 1999
to guide Bahrain's young people into the 21st century. Under the programme, the most able high school students from Bahrain are awarded scholarships
to continue their higher education overseas, and return to productively contribute to the development of Bahrain. More than 140 students from across Bahrain's society have been awarded the scholarship, and have had the opportunity to study abroad - including the UK, US and France.
Salman Al-Khalifa and U.K. Foreign Secretary William Hague
On 24 February 2001, Prince Salman was appointed as chairman of the committee for the implementation of the National Action Charter
. The Charter was approved by over 98% in a referendum held in February 2001 and provided a comprehensive blueprint for Bahrain's future development based on transparency, cooperation and popular participation. The committee proposed a number of laws to implement the National Charter, including laws on government procurements and freedom of the press
On 3 March 2002, Prince Salman was appointed chairman of the Economic Development Board, which is responsible for formulating and overseeing the Bahrain's economic development strategy
, and aims to attract foreign direct investment
into Bahrain. He also chairs the following committees:
- Government Executive Committee
- Natural Resources and Economic Security Committee
- Higher Urban Planning Committee
On 6 January 2008, King Hamad issued a royal decree
appointing Salman as deputy supreme commander of the Bahrain Defence Force to oversee the management and implementation of public policy as well as military, administrative, economic and financial plans of the Bahrain defence force and the national guard.
In March 2013, Prince Salman was appointed by the King as first deputy prime minister, charged with overseeing the ongoing development of executive agencies and government institutions in the kingdom.
On 11 November 2020, Prince Salman was appointed as Prime Minister after the death of his great uncle, Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman
, who had held the position for nearly fifty years.
Marriage and children
Prince Salman was married to Sheikha Hala bint Duaij Al Khalifa
until 2005. Sheikha Hala was the youngest daughter of Sheikh Duaij bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, the Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Finance and National Economy. Hala was honorary president of the Information Centre for Women and Children, and Chair of the Bahrain Society for Mental Retardation. She died in June 2018.
They have two sons and two daughters:
- Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa (born 7 March 1990), attended American University in Washington DC, and graduated in 2012. He is the fifth line of the heir apparent of the Kingdom of Bahrain. Married, has three sons named Hamad, Abdullah and Salman.
- Mohammed bin Salman Al Khalifa (born 11 November 1991), educated at Bahrain School (Class of 2009). He graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 2011 and later went on to graduate from King's College London in 2015. He is the sixth line of the heir apparent of the Kingdom of Bahrain. Married, has a son Ahmad(He is the ninth line of the heir apparent of the Kingdom of Bahrain.) and a daughter Basma.
- Fatima – Al Dana bint Salman Al Khalifa
- Al Jude bint Salman Al Khalifa
Honours and awards
The Crown Prince of Bahrain
Salman has been awarded a number of honours, these include:
Ancestors of Salman, Crown Prince of Bahrain
9. Moza bint Hamad Al Khalifa
10. Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa
1. Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa
12. Muhammad bin Isa Al Khalifa Al Haj
6. Ibrahim bin Muhammad Al Khalifa
13. Aisha bint Ali Al Zayed
7. Fatima bint Salman Al Khalifa
15. Mouza bint Hamad Al Khalifa (= 9)
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