Politica Estera

Ministers of Sports, Tourism and Investment are Sworn-in

In Front of The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, Minister of Sports; Ahmed bin Aqeel Al-Khatib, Minister of Tourism; and Engineer Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al-Falih, Minister of Investment, were sworn-in today.

The Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) will become the Ministry of Investment, led by former Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih, the new Minister of Investment. SAGIA Governor Ibrahim Al-Omar has been relieved of his post.

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage will become the Ministry of Tourism, under new minister Ahmed Al-Khatib. And the General Sports Authority is to become the Ministry of Sports, with Prince Abdul Aziz bin Turki Al-Faisal as its minister.

In other changes, Turki Al-Shabanah was relieved of his position as minister of media, replaced in an acting capacity by Dr. Majid bin Abdullah Al-Qassabi, the minister of commerce.

Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Ameel has been appointed deputy secretary-general of the Council of Ministers.

Sulaiman bin Abdullah Al-Hamdan is no longer minister of civil service, with the ministry merging with the Ministry of Labor and Social Development to become the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development.

Majid bin Abdullah Al-Hogail, the minister of housing, will be acting minister of municipal and rural affairs in addition to his current role. 



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