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New roles of Saudi princes show kingdom’s ‘youthified’ ruling system

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Saudi Arabia seems to be increasingly depending on younger generations for their expertise and skills to execute state strategies. Royal decrees issued Saturday show that many young princes have been appointed as deputy governors of Saudi regions.

Prince Mansour bin Muqrin bin Abdulaziz, a former consultant at the crown prince’s diwan, was appointed deputy governor of the Assir region.

Prince Saud bin Khalid bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz, the former governor of the General Authority for Investment, was assigned deputy governor of Medina.



Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz bin Mohammed bin Abdulaziz was assigned deputy governor of Jazan.



Prince Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Abdulaziz, former consultant at the royal diwan, was assigned deputy governor of Riyadh.

Prince Ahmad bin Fahd bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, former consultant at the Saudi embassy in London, was assigned deputy governor of the eastern region.



Prince Fahd bin Turki bin Faisal bin Turki was assigned deputy governor of the Qassim region.



Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz was assigned deputy governor of Mecca.



Prince Turki bin Hazloul bin Abdulaziz was assigned deputy governor of Najran.