Mohammed Bin Salman to be Saudi Arabia’s New Prime Minister: Royal Decree


Riyadh — The Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia, according to the royal decree made by King Salman Al-Saud on Tuesday.

The position of Prime Minister had been held by King Salman, who has now appointed his son for the position.

King also restructured the Council of Ministers, headed by the Crown Prince.

Deputy Minister of Defense Prince Khalid Bin Salman becomes the Minister of Defense.

Yousef bin Abdullah bin Muhammad Al-Bunyan was also named the Minister of Education during the restructruring.

Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan, Investment Minister Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al-Falih, Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud, and Finance Minister Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Jadaan are the ministers who will remain in their roles.

Walid Al-Samaani continues to serve as Minister of Justice, Prince Abdullah bin Bandar continues to serve as Minister of the National Guard, and Abdullatif bin Abdulaziz Al-Sheikh continues to serve as Minister of Islamic Affairs.

Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal keeps his position as Minister of Sports, while Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan continues in his position as Minister of Culture.

In addition, Majid bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi will continue to serve as Minister of Commerce, while Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah will continue to serve as Minister of Hajj and Umrah.

Other cabinet members include Fahd bin Abdulrahman Al-Jalajel as Minister of Health, Ahmed Al-Khateeb as Minister of Tourism, Faisal bin Fadhil Alibrahim as Minister of Economy and Planning, and Bandar bin Ibrahim Al-Khorayef as Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources.

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