Mohammed bin Nayef appointed as Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia by King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud
Mohammed bin Nayef was appointed as Crown Prince and as Deputy Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia by King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud.
This appointment relieved Crown Prince Muqrin bin Abdul Aziz from his duties and comes during a major Cabinet reshuffle.
Prior to this appointment he was Interior Minister of the kingdom. While King’s son, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was appointed Deputy Crown Prince.
Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to United States Adel al-Jubeir was appointed as the Foreign Minister. He replaced Prince Saud al-Faisal.
While, Khalid al-Falih was appointed as the Health Minister and chairman of Saudi Aramco.
King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (aged 78) had acceded to the throne in January 2015 after the death of his half-brother Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, who was Saudi Arabia’s de facto leader for 10 years.