King Salman issues Royal Orders; minister of National Guard sacked

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King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz has sacked prince Moteib Bin Abdullah, Minister of the National Guard from his post on Saturday through a Royal order.

Prince Khalid bin Ayyaf has been appointed as minister for the National Guard.


A second Royal Order was issued to relieve Minister of Economy and Planning, Adel al-Faqieh, from his duties, and the appointment of Mohammed Al Tuwaijri as Minister of Economy and Planning.

خالد بن عياف
خالد بن عياف

Also King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, in his capacity as the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of all Armed Forces (Military Units), issued sacking and replacement orders:

First: Tenure of Admiral Abdullah bin Sultan bin Mohammed Al-Sultan, the Commander of the Naval Forces, is to be terminated and be retired.

Second: Vice Admiral Fahd bin Abdullah Al-Ghifaili is to be promoted to the rank of admiral and be appointed as Commander of the Naval Forces.

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