Saudi Arabia appoints new FM, transport minister

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Time: October 24, 2019  

Saudi Arabia appointed Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Faisal foreign minister on Wednesday. (File/Reuters)
  • Saudi Arabia appointed Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud foreign minister
  • Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser was appointed transport minister

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia appointed Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud foreign minister and Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser transport minister, according to royal decrees published by Saudi Press Agency on Wednesday.

Amongst the other decrees, Saleh Mohammed Al-Othaim was appointed deputy head of the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority, whilst Abdullah bin Sharaf Al-Ghamdi was appointed head of the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority.

Tariq Abdullah Al-Sheddi was appointed head of the National Data Management Office, and Essam Abdullah Al-Waqit was appointed director of the National Information Center.

Ibrahim Al-Assaf was relieved of his post as Saudi minister of foreign affairs, and Nabil bin Mohammed Al-Amoudi was relieved of his position as minister of transport.

Prior to his appointment as foreign minister, Prince Faisal served as Saudi ambassador to Germany from March 2019.

Before that, he was adviser at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and senior adviser at the Saudi Embassy in Washington from 2017-2019.

He had served in various capacity in both private and public sectors from 2001 to 2019, including as representative of Boeing Industrial Technology Group, vice chairman of and later as board chairman of Alsalam Aerospace Company and from 2001-2013.

He was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Military Industries Corporation and chairman of the Executive Committee in 2017.

This article was first published in Arab News

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