Saudi Arabia

King Salman reorganises Cabinet


Saudi Arabia’s new King has carried out a Cabinet reshuffle and reorganised the government. The new Council of Ministers has 31 members.

The Ministers of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Finance, Foreign Affairs, Labour, Commerce, Transport, Economy and Planning retained their posts. New ministers of Defence, Agriculture, Education and Information were appointed.

The new Council of Ministers is as follows:

Prince Muqrin Bin Abdulaziz Crown Prince and Deputy Premier
Prince Mohammed Bin Naif Deputy Crown Prince, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior
Prince Saud Bin Faisal Minister of Foreign Affairs
Prince Mansour Bin Miteb Minister of State, Member of the Council of Ministers, Advisor to the
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques
Prince Miteb Bin Abdullah Minister of National Guard
Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Minister of Defence
Sheikh Saleh Bin Abdulaziz Al Al-Sheikh Minister of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance
Dr. Walid Bin Mohammed Al-Samaani Minister of Justice
Dr. Matlab Bin Abdullah Al-Nafisah Minister of State, Member of the Council of Ministers
Dr. Musaed Al-Aiban Minister of State, Member of the Council of Ministers
Eng. Ali Al-Naimi Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources
Dr. Ibrahim Al-Assaf Minister of Finance
Eng. Abdullah Al-Husayyn Minister of Water and Electricity
Eng. Adel Fakieh Minister of Labour
Dr. Shwaish Al-Dhwaihi Minister of Housing
Dr. Bandar Hajjar Minister of Haj
Dr. Mohammed Al-Jasser Minister of Economy and Planning
Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah Minister of Commerce and Industry
Mohammed Abu Saq Minister of State, Member of the Council of Ministers
for Shoura Council Affairs
Dr. Essam Bin Saad Minister of State, Member of the Council of Ministers
Eng. Abdullah Al-Muqbel Minister of Transport
Dr. Mohammed Al-Suwaiyel Minister of Communications and Information Technology
Dr. Majid Al-Qusaibi Minister of Social Affairs
Dr. Saad Al-Jabri Minister of State, Member of the Council of Ministers
Mohammed Al Al-Sheikh Minister of State, Member of the Council of Ministers
Eng. Abdullatif Bin Omar Al Al-Sheikh Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs
Ahmed Bin Aqeel Al-Khatib Minister of Health
Khalid Bin Abdullah Al-Araj Minister of Civil Service
Dr. Adel Al-Turaifi Minister of Culture and Information
Abdulrahman Al-Fadhli Minister of Agriculture
Dr. Azzam Al-Dakhil Minister of Education

Amongst a wide range of decrees King Salman has also;

  • Appointed Faisal Bin Bandar as the Governor of Riyadh
  • Appointed Khaled Al-Faisal as Governor of Makkah
  • Appointed Mohammed bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Jadaan as the President of the Capital Market Authority with the Rank of Minister
  • Merged the Education Ministry and Higher Education Ministry
  • Abolished the Supreme Council for Petroleum and Minerals Affairs
  • Abolished the following bodies; Higher Committee for Education Policy; Higher Committee for Administrative Organization; Civil Service Council; Higher Commission of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology; Council of Higher Education and Universities; Supreme Council for Education; Supreme Council for Petroleum and Minerals; Supreme Economic Council; National Security Council; Supreme Council of King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy; Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs and the Supreme Council for Disabled Affairs
  • Established two new Councils linked to the Council of Ministers; Council of Political and Security Affairs and Council of Economic and Development Affairs.

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