PROFILE: New Saudi Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef

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Saudi Arabia has declared Prince Mohammed bin Salman as the kingdom's crown prince while Prince Mohammed bin Nayef has been relieved from his position after a royal decree was issued by King Salman bin Abdulaziz early on Wednesday morning.

Under the same royal decree, King Salman has also appointed Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef as Saudi Arabia's interior minister.


Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef

Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef was born on November 4, 1983. He graduated from Dhahran Ahliyya Schools and studied law at King Saud University to work in the private sector.

The prince served as a member of the Supreme Committee for the Naif bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud Prize for the Prophetic Sunnah and the Scientific Committee of Naif bin Abdulaziz.

King Salman appointed Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef as advisor to the Royal Court in Rights, Systems, Borders and Advisors Unit departments soon after he took charge as the King.

The prince was working in the Political Division for six months then as an advisor in the Office of the Minister of Defense before the royal decree was issued.

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