Saudi Arabia appoints Prince Faisal Bin Farahan as new minister of Foreign Affairs

Saudi Arabia appoints Prince Faisal Bin Farahan as new minister of Foreign Affairs
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  • calendar-gray 23 October 2019

Outgoing Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Assaf, who served for less than a year in this role, will remain a minister of state, Reuters report says, APA reports.

Saudi Arabia appointed Prince Faisal Bin Farahan as new Minister of Foreign Affairs, according to a royal decree issued Wednesday. He will replace Ibrahim al-Assaf, who was relieved of his duties.

"Royal Decree | Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah Al Saud … appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs," the Saudi Foreign Ministry tweeted.
Saudi Minister of Transport Nabil Al-Amoudi was also relieved of his post by the same royal decree. Al-Amoudi had held the position since October 2017. Saleh Bin Nasser Al-Jasser will reportedly be appointed as the new minister of transport to replace him.

Kənan Hacıyev

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