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Saudi Arabia's Prince Mohammed bin Salman Formally Named Head of the Government

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Saudi Arabia's Prince , Mohammed bin Salman , Formally Named Head of the Government.
On September 27, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince
Mohammed bin Salman was named
the kingdom's prime minister.
On September 27, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince
Mohammed bin Salman was named
the kingdom's prime minister.
Al Jazeera reports that the royal decree
formalizes Salman's role as the leader
of the kingdom's government.
Previously, the crown prince served
as Saudi Arabia's deputy prime
minister and the defense minister.
His younger brother, Khalid bin Salman,
will replace him as defense minister after
serving as the deputy defense minister.
His younger brother, Khalid bin Salman,
will replace him as defense minister after
serving as the deputy defense minister.
Al Jazeera reports that the royal decree
is another sign of King Abdulaziz's slow
and steady transfer of power in the kingdom.
Al Jazeera reports that the royal decree
is another sign of King Abdulaziz's slow
and steady transfer of power in the kingdom.
Traditionally, the role of prime minister is held
by the king, who will continue to act as head
of state and chair cabinet meetings he attends.
In 2016, Prince Mohammed unveiled Vision 2030, which
aims at making Saudi Arabia the heart of the Arab and
Islamic world and a hub connecting three continents.
In 2016, Prince Mohammed unveiled Vision 2030, which
aims at making Saudi Arabia the heart of the Arab and
Islamic world and a hub connecting three continents.
Al Jazeera reports that the ambitious initiative looks to diversify and privatize the kingdom's economy, while also reducing its reliance on oil.
Al Jazeera reports that the ambitious initiative looks to diversify and privatize the kingdom's economy, while also reducing its reliance on oil.
Since rising to power, Saudi Arabia has seen
a massive crackdown on dissent, with
activists, royals and businessmen jailed.
Since rising to power, Saudi Arabia has seen
a massive crackdown on dissent, with
activists, royals and businessmen jailed.
Earlier in 2022, the crown prince met with U.S. President
Joe Biden in an attempt to rebuild relations after
the killing of Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents in 2018.
Earlier in 2022, the crown prince met with U.S. President
Joe Biden in an attempt to rebuild relations after
the killing of Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents in 2018
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