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Saudi king named Khalid bin Bandar a new governor of Riyadh

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Saudi King Abdullah Bin Abdel Aziz appointed Prince Khalid Bin Bandar Bin Abdallaziz as the new governor of the Riyadh province on Thursday.

Prince Khalid, a graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, is the first grandson of king Abdel Aziz, the founder of Saudi Arabia, to be the governer of Riyadh.

The appointed prince was a high ranking military personal and the commander of the Royal Saudi Land Forces. He was promoted from Lieutenant-General in 2011.

The King also named Turki Bin Abdullah as a deputy governor of the Riyadh province.

The appointment is latest in a series of new changes made by the king, earlier this month he named Majid Abdullah al-Moneef as the new Secretary General of the Saudi High Economic Council.

Moneef was Saudi Arabia’s Governor to OPEC, Senior Advisor to the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources among other positions.

He also issued a royal order relieving Dr. Abdulrahman bin Abdel Aziz al-Tuwaijri, President of Capital Market Authority (CMA), of his post this month.

The king went on to appoint Mohammed bin Abdulmalik bin Abdullah al-Shiekh as CMA President at the rank of Minister, reported the Saudi Press Agency.