Saudi royal decree appoints Prince Badr Al Saud as Minister of Culture

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A Saudi Royal Decree released on Saturday appointed Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al Saud as the kingdom’s Minister of Culture of the recently established ministry.

The Ministry of Culture and Information has been renamed to the Ministry of Information.

Prince Badr is the governor of the Royal Commission for Al-Ula.

He is also a part of the 13 members of Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Culture’s (GCA) board which includes artists, filmmakers, executives and government officials. He is also chairman of the MiSK Art Institute.

Prince Badr was the chairman of the Saudi Research and Marketing Group.

King Salman issued several other decrees on Saturday:

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Saudi royal decree appoints Prince Badr Al Farhan as Minister of Culture

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