Saudi king orders formation of new political and security council - FILE
CAIRO – 27 December 2018: A royal decree was issued in Saudi Arabia on Thursday to reshuffle the cabinet headed by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman.
The decree was also issued to restructure the Political and Security Affairs Council, headed by the Crown Prince, Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Ibrahim al-Assaf was appointed as foreign minister and Adel al-Jubeir as minister of state for foreign affairs, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
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 has been exempted from the presidency of the Tourism Authority and appointed as Chairman of the Space Authority, which was established under the name of "Saudi Space Authority,” after a royal decree was issued. The Authority shall have a Board of Directors appointed by Royal Order.
Badr bin Sultan has been replaced by Faisal bin Nawaf as Governor of Jouf region.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.
Mohammed bin Nawaf bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi's Ambassador to UK has also been relieved from his position.