Jeddah, September 27 (QNA) - The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia issued a royal order appointing HH Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Crown Prince, as Prime Minister; as an exception to the provision of Article (56) of the Basic Law of Governance, and the relevant provisions contained in the Law of the Cabinet, provided that King Salman presides over the Cabinet sessions he attends.
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques also issued a royal order reforming the Saudi Cabinet.
According to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the royal order reconstitutes the Cabinet as follows:
HH Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Crown Prince, as the Prime Minister; Prince Dr. Mansour bin Miteb bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, as Minister of State; Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, as Minister of Energy; Prince Turki bin Mohammed bin Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, as Minister of State; Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, as Minister of Sport; Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, as Minister of Interior; Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, as Minister of the National Guard; Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, as Minister of Defense; Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah bin Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, as Minister of Foreign Affairs; Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan Al Saud, as Minister of Culture; Sheikh Saleh bin Abdulaziz bin Mohammed bin Ibrahim Al Al-Sheikh, as Minister of State; Dr. Abdullatif bin Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman Al Al-Sheikh, as Minister of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance; Dr. Walid bin Mohammed Al-Samaani, as Minister of Justice; Dr. Mutlab bin Abdullah Al-Nafisah, as Minister of State; Dr. Musaed bin Mohammed Al-Aiban, as Minister of State; Dr. Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf, as Minister of State; and Dr. Tawfiq bin Fawzan bin Mohammed Al-Rabiah, as Minister of Hajj and Umrah.
The new Cabinet also includes: Dr. Essam bin Saad bin Saeed, as Minister of State for Shura Council Affairs; Dr. Majid bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi, as Minister of Commerce and Acting Minister of Media; Mohammed bin Abdulmalik Al Al-Sheikh, as Minister of State; Eng. Abdulrahman bin Abdulmohsen Al-Fadhli, as Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture; Khalid bin Abdulrahman Al-Issa, as Minister of State; Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, as Minister of State for Foreign Affairs; Majed bin Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Hogail, as Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing; Mohammed bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Jadaan, as Minister of Finance; Eng. Abdullah bin Amer Al-Sawaha, as Minister of Communications and Information Technology; Eng. Ahmed bin Suleiman bin Abdulaziz Al-Rajhi, as Minister of Human Resources and Social Development; Dr. Hamad bin Mohammed bin Hamad Al Al-Sheikh, as Minister of State; Bandar bin Ibrahim bin Abdullah Al-Khorayef, as Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources; Eng. Saleh bin Nasser bin Al-Ali Al-Jasser, as Minister of Transport and Logistics Services; Ahmed bin Aqeel Al-Khateeb, as Minister of Tourism; Eng. Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al-Falih, as Minister of Investment; Faisal bin Fadhel bin Mohsen Al-Ibrahim, as Minister of Economy and Planning; Fahd bin Abdulrahman bin Dahes Al-Jalajel, as Minister of Health; and Yousef bin Abdullah bin Mohammed Al-Benyan, as Minister of Education. (QNA)