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Saudi King Salman reshuffles cabinet, security authorities


King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz has issued a royal decree to reshape the cabinet on Thursday, Alarabiya reported.

The royal decree also included the restructuring of the Political and Security Affairs Council, headed by the Crown Prince, Prince Mohammed bin Salman.


Ibrahim al-Assaf was appointed as foreign minister instead of Adel al-Jubeir, who was appointed as minister of state for foreign affairs.

Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz was appointed as Minister of National Guard, Turki Shabbaneh as Minister of Media, while Hamad Al-Sheikh was appointed Minister of Education.

Faisal bin Khalid was replaced by Turki bin Talal as Governor of the Asir region.
Sultan Bin Salman was also relieved of the presidency of the Tourism Authority and appointed as Chairman of the Space Authority.

Badr bin Sultan has been replaced by Faisal bin Nawaf as Governor of Jouf region.

Musa'ad al-Aiban was appointed as National Security Adviser.

Abdulaziz bin Turki al-Faisal has replaced Turki al-Sheikh as president of the Sports Authority, while Turki Al-Sheikh has been appointed as Chairman of the Entertainment Authority.

Khalid bin Qarar al-Harbi has been appointed the Director of Public Security.