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Saudi Arabia names Crown Prince Salman prime minister, too | News | DW


Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, already widely considered Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler, was named prime minister by his father the king by royal decree on Tuesday. 

The prince, often referred to as “MBS,” was previously defense minister within Saudi Arabia’s government. 

King Salman bin Abdulaziz also promoted his second son, Prince Khalid, from deputy defense minister to defense minister. 

Saudi Arabia's Vice Minister of Defense Prince Khalid bin Salman waits for a meeting with US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and others at the Pentagon August 29, 2019, in Washington, DC.

Khalid bin Salman was operating as his elder brother’s deputy in the Defense Ministry until now

Another son, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, retained his position as energy minister. 

And royal family member Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, formerly the ambassador to his birthplace Germany, remained as the absolute monarchy’s foreign minister. 

In other senior positions, Finance Minister…



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