Why Saudi state security service was established

Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Culture and Information, Dr. Awad al-Awad. (SPA)

Saudi Minister of Culture and Information Awad bin Saleh Al-Awad said that the royal orders and decrees ordered by King Salman bin Abdul Aziz at close intervals confirm his keenness to keep pace with local and international changes at all levels and areas to improve the performance of the state agencies and provide the best level of services for citizens, residents and visitors of the two Holy Mosques.

In a press statement, he added, "These orders comply with the modernization and development of the service and administrative product of the state apparatus according to the vision of the present for the future 2030 and the aspirations announced by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense.

He added: "Among these orders came the royal decree establishing the Presidency of the State Security as an independent body directly related to the Prime Minister to give it the power to focus on the security of the homeland, the citizens and residents, combating terrorism, espionage and intellectual penetration in all its forms and types.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:49 - GMT 06:49