RIYADH (SAUDI ARABIA) – King Salman has appointed Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman as the Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia.
Per the job description of the Prime minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, overseeing the holy mosques, Masjid al-Haram and Masjid an-Nabawi.
Prince Khalid had previously served as deputy defense minister and the crown prince as defense minister. The decree stated that King Salman would continue to chair Cabinet meetings.
As part of the reshuffle, Yousef bin Abdullah Al-Bunyan, CEO of the Saudi chemical manufacturing company SABIC, was appointed minister of education.
A critical step in the rapid consolidation of power was the appointment of Prince Mohammed as Minister of Defence in 2015.
He has overseen Saudi Arabia’s military activities in Yemen during his tenure, where Riyadh leads a coalition supporting the internationally recognized government in its war against Iranian-aligned Houthi rebels.
In addition, he has become the public face of Vision 2030, a comprehensive reform agenda.