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Saudi King leaves for Morocco, deputizes Crown Prince

The King issued a Royal Order in Jeddah on Tuesday, deputizing Crown Prince Salman Bin Abdulaziz

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Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah left for Morocco on Tuesday for a private vacation.

The King issued a Royal Order in Jeddah on Tuesday, deputizing Crown Prince Salman Bin Abdulaziz, deputy premier and minister of defense, to administer the affairs of the State and take care of the interests of the people. Before departure the King received Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam and the accompanying delegation.

Earlier in the day, the King gave the oath of office as the Emir of Riyadh to Prince Turki Bin Abdullah.

(This article was first published in Saudi Gazette on May 21, 2014)