Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud named his son and heir Prince Mohamed bin Salman as the kingdom’s prime minister and his second son Prince Khalid bin Salman as defence minister, a royal decree said yesterday. The reshuffle kept another son, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, as energy minister, the royal decree, carried by state news agency SPA, said. Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan al-Saud, Finance Minister Mohammed al-Jadaan and Investment Minister Khalid al-Falih remained unchanged, the decree showed. The crown prince, known as MbS, had been the defence minister. Prince Khalid bin Salman, previously served as deputy defence minister.
King Salman will still preside the cabinet meetings that he attends, the decree said. (Reuters)
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