Riyadh – Newly appointed princes and ministers were sworn in before the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz at al-Yamamah palace in Riyadh.
They included Prince Hossam bin Saud bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Baha region; Prince Abdulaziz bin Saad bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Hail region; Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Northern Borders region; Prince Mansour bin Muqrin bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Governor of Asir region; Prince Saud bin Khalid bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Governor of Madinah region; Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz bin Mohammed bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Governor of Jazan region; Prince Mohammed bin Abdurrahman bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Governor of Riyadh region; Prince Ahmad bin Fahd bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Governor of Eastern region; Prince Fahd bin Turki bin Faisal bin Turki bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Governor of Qassim region; Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Governor of Makkah region and Prince Turki bin Hazloul bin Abdulaziz Deputy Governor of Najran region.
They recited the oath: “I swear by Allah Almighty to be loyal to my religion, King and homeland; not to divulge a secret of the State’s secrets, maintain its interests and regulations at home and abroad, and perform my missions with honesty, sincerity and loyalty”.
Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz who was appointed as Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the United States of America was also sworn in.
Minister of Communications and Information Technology Engineer Abdullah bin Amer al-Sawahah and Minister of Culture and Information Awwad bin Saleh al-Awwad were sworn in before the King.
The princes and ministers greeted the King and listened to his directives.
The swearing-in ceremony was attended by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense, Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Advisor to Minister of Interior, Minister of State and Cabinet’s Member Musaed bin Mohammed al-Aiban, Minister of State and Cabinet’s Member Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz al-Assaf, and Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel bin Ahmed al-Jubeir.
This article was first published in the ASHARQ AL-AWSAT