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Prince Mohammed bin Salman Has Been Promoted To Be The Country’s Prime Minister By His Father King Salman

Saudi Arabi’s  Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been promoted to be the country’s Prime Minister by his father King Salman.

The Crown prince known as MBS, has become the kingdom’s prime minister, a royal decree said on Tuesday.

According to the reports, Saudi King Salman direct the cabinet reshuffle, giving his son the post which has traditionally been held by the king.

MBS, who has been the kingdom’s de facto ruler for several years, was previously serving as deputy prime minister under King Salman as well as defense minister.

He is being replaced as defense minister by his younger brother, Khalid bin Salman, who was previously deputy defense minister.

It was gathered that Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman remained Saudi Arabia’s energy minister under a new cabinet headed by the kingdom’s crown prince and de facto ruler Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, the foreign minister, the finance minister Mohammed al-Jadaanand and the investment minister Khalid al-Falih kept their positions in the new cabinet.

The restructure follows an agreement made on Sunday, September 25, in the United Arab Emirates to supply natural gas and diesel to Germany as part of an ‘energy security’ deal to replace Russian supplies.

Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, the Emirati industry minister it was a ‘landmark new agreement’ that ‘reinforces the rapidly growing energy partnership between the UAE and Germany’, at a signing attended by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, according to the reports.


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