Saudi Arabia: Saudi King names Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as Prime Minister

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Saudi Arabia: Saudi King names Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as Prime Minister
Saudi Arabia: Saudi King names Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as Prime Minister

Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the official news agency of Saudi Arabia, has given this information on Tuesday, quoting the royal order.



Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud has been appointed Prime Minister. Saudi Arabia’s official news agency Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Tuesday, citing a royal order, that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, according to the order of the cabinet reshuffle ordered by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz. Now he will be prime minister and his second son Prince Khalid bin Salman will become defense minister.

Yusuf bin Abdullah bin Mohammed Al-Banayan has been appointed as the Minister of Education in a cabinet reshuffle. The ministers who have not been reshuffled in the order include Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman as Minister of Energy, Prince Faisal bin Farhan as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al-Falih as Minister of Investment, Minister of Internal Affairs as Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz and Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Jadaan as Minister of Finance.


Other ministerial positions include Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz as Minister of the National Guard, Walid al-Samani as Minister of Justice, Abdullatif bin Abdulaziz Al-Sheikh as Minister of Islamic Affairs, Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan as Minister of Culture, Prince Abdulazid bin Turki Al-Faisal as Minister of Sports, Tawfiq bin Fauzan Al-Rabiah as Minister of Hajj and Umrah and Majid bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi as Minister of Commerce has been placed as.

In addition, Bandar bin Ibrahim Al-Khoraif as Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources, Ahmed Al-Khatib as Minister of Tourism, Faisal bin Fadil Alibrahim as Minister of Economy and Planning, and Fahad bin Abdulrahman Al-Khoraif as Minister of Health. Jalajel has been kept.

In addition, the royal order states that King Salman will still preside over the cabinet meetings he has been attending. The 86-year-old king, custodian of Islam’s holiest sites, became ruler in 2015 after spending more than two-and-a-half years as Crown Prince. Prince Mohammed radically changed Saudi Arabia in 2017, leading efforts to diversify the economy from reliance on oil, allowing women to drive and curbing the power of clerics in society.