| 12 May 2021, Wednesday | النسخة العربية

Saudi King Salman appoints new economy minister and special advisor

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud issued several new decrees during the early hours of Monday appointing a new member to the Kingdom’s cabinet and a special adviser to the royal court, according to an official announcement.

Faisal bin Fadel bin Mohsen Al-Ibrahim has been appointed as Saudi Arabia’s new Minister of Economy and Planning while Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud was appointed as a special advisor to the King at the rank of minister.

A royal order was also issued to appoint Prince Sultan bin Salman as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the non-profit King Salman Foundation.

Abdullah bin Amer Al-Swaha was also appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Space Authority.

Dr. Iman bint Habas bin Sultan al-Mutairi was appointed as Deputy Minister of Trade while Badr bin Abdul-Mohsen bin Abdullah bin Hadab was named assistant to the Minister of Commerce.

It was decided to relieve Ahmed bin Muhammad bin Ahmed al-Issa from chairing the board of directors of the Education and Training Evaluation Commission, and to appoint Dr. Khaled bin Abdullah Al-Sabti instead.

Al-Sabti was also appointed as an advisor in the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers at the rank of minister.

Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Ali al-Swaiyyan was appointed as Governor of the Digital Government Authority, at the excellent rank.