The party was attended by US Secretary of State John Kerry, a number of Secretaries, senior officials of the US Administration and Congress, Ambassadors of Arab countries, a number of political and diplomatic dignitaries, and Heads of offices attached to the Saudi Embassy.
Prince Khalid bin Bandar is a high-ranking military personal and Commander of the Saudi Arabian Royal Army. He began his military service at the first battalion of the fourth armored brigade. Later he worked as an Operations Officer in the Armored Forces command, and then was promoted to Deputy Commander of it. He served in the G3 armor corps at the Royal Saudi Land Forces (SALF) in early 1980s.
He became a Major General in 1997, and was appointed Deputy Commander of the SALF. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General in May 2011. Then he served as the Commander of the SALF.
He served in this post until his appointment as Riyadh Governor and was replaced by Eid bin Awadh Al Shalawi as the Commander.
Prince Khalid made several visits and participated in foreign joint cooperation committees between Saudi Arabia and other countries.
He was one of participants in the liberation of Kuwait (1991) in Desert Shield and Desert Storm and was assigned to participate in South Shield operations against Houthis in 2009 conflict.
On 14 February 2013, Prince Khalid was appointed Governor of the Riyadh Province, succeeding late Prince Sattam.
On 14 May 2014, he was appointed Deputy Defense Minister replacing Prince Salman bin Sultan in the post.
Prince Khalid was born in 16 March 1951. He graduated from Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He holds a Master's degree in Military Sciences. He participated in advanced foundational courses for Armor Officers in Saudi Arabia and United States, and also been involved in several different field exercises.
Source: SPA; Wikipedia