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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issues royal decrees

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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issued royal decrees on Saturday that saw the appointment of several new ministers and establishment of new councils.

Here are the royal decrees as followed:

- Establishment of a new separate ministry named Ministry of Culture.

- Amendment of the name of the Ministry of Culture and Information to the Ministry of Information.

- Establishment of a royal authority for the city of Mecca and Holy sites.

- Establishment of a Council for the Royal Protected Areas in the Royal Court.

- The Royal Protected Areas Council shall be chaired by the Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz.

- Appointment of Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al Saud as Minister of Culture.

- Appointment of Sheikh Saleh bin Abdulaziz Al-Sheikh, Minister of State and member of the Council of Ministers.

- Appointment of Sheikh Saleh bin Abdulaziz Al-Sheikh as a member of the Security and Political Affairs Council.

- Appointment of Sheikh Abdul Latif Al-Sheikh as Minister of Islamic Affairs.

- Minister of Labor and Social Development Ali bin Nasser Al-Ghafees was relieved of his post.

- Appointment of Abdullah bin Salim al-Mutani as deputy speaker of the Shura Council with the rank of minister.

- Appointment of Dr. Khalid bin Saleh Al-Sultan as the President of King Abdullah City for Energy with the rank of Minister.

- Appointment of Eng. Ahmed bin Sulaiman Al-Rajhi as Minister of Labor and Social Development.

- Exemption of Eng. Saad bin Abdulaziz Al-Khalab, Deputy Minister of Transport from his post.

- Appointment of Mohammed Bin Taweelah Al-Salami as Assistant to the Minister of Civil Service at the excellent rank.

- Exemption of Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Suwayan, Director of Hafar Al-Batin University.

- Appointment of Abdullah bin Ibrahim bin Abdullah Al-Saadan as Chairman of the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu as Minister.

- Appointment of Eng. Haitham bin Abdulrahman bin Abdullah Al-Aohali as Deputy Minister of Communications and Information Technology at the excellent rank.

- Appointment of Ahmed Bin Mohammed Al-Thaqafi as Advisor to the Head of State Security at the excellent rank.

- Appointment of Eng. Khalid bin Saleh bin Mohammed Al-Mudayfar as Deputy Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources for the excellent rank.

- Appointment of Eng. Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Ali Al-Abdulkarim as Deputy Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources for Industry.

- Appointment of Eng. Nasser bin Abdul Razzaq bin Yusuf Al Nafisi as Assistant Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources at the excellent rank.

- Appointment of Dr. Nasser bin Abdulaziz Al-Daoud as Deputy Minister of Interior with the rank of Minister.

- Appointment of of Eng. Badr bin Abdullah bin Mohanna Dulami as Deputy Minister of Transport and Roads.

- Appointment of Dr. Mohammed bin Abdullah bin Abdulrahman Al-Qahtani as the Director of Hafar Al-Batin University at the excellent rank.