Abdel Aziz Khoja

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Abdelaziz Khoja was born in 1942. He holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry and geology from the Riyadh University and a PhD degree in chemistry from the University of Birmingham. He worked as a chemistry teacher in the Faculty of Education in Mecca. He was appointed as dean of the Faculty of Education and as general supervisor of the university in Mecca. He also worked as a teacher in King Abdulaziz University, assumed the position of the undersecretary of the Information Ministry for media affairs, and was the general director of the Gulf Television. Moreover, he was the head of several councils, including the Executive Council of the Organization of Radio Stations in Islamic States, the Executive Council of Islamic News Agency, and a number of media conferences. Khoja is also a member of several councils. He joined the diplomatic corps at the end of the 1980s, when he was appointed as ambassador to several states, including Turkey, the Soviet Union, and the Kingdom of Morocco. Most recently before being appointed as Information and Culture Minister on 14 February 2009,[1] Khoja was Saudi ambassador to Lebanon.[2]

In addition to his work in the diplomatic and academic fields, the Saudi information minister is considered[by whom?] one of the most prominent poets in modern Saudi literature. He has several collections of poetry and published poems, in addition to some scientific writings in the fields of chemistry and reaction mechanism. Moreover, as a poet and intellectual, he is the subject of several literary studies and criticism.

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  1. ^ "Saudi clerics urge TV ban on women, music". msnbc.com. 2009-03-22. Retrieved 2010-08-09. 
  2. ^ "Saudi ambassador to Pakistan to take Lebanon post". Daily Star. 2009-03-16. Retrieved 2010-08-09.