Ahmed Al-Issa new education minister

Updated 12 December 2015
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Ahmed Al-Issa new education minister

JEDDAH: In a shakeup announced on Friday, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman relieved Education Minister Azzam Al-Dakhil of his position and appointed him as an adviser at the Royal Court.
Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Issa was appointed as the new education minister.
The royal decree relieved Saleh bin Abdul Rahman Al-Shuhaib of his position as the deputy minister of civil service and Abdullah bin Saad Al-Malfi was appointed to that post.
Tawfiq Abdul Aziz Al-Sudairi was appointed as the deputy minister of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance for Mosques and Endowments Affairs.
Ali bin Nasser Al-Ghufais was relieved of his position as the governor of Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) and Ahmed bin Fahd Al-Fuhaid was appointed to that post.
The royal order also appointed Abdul Aziz Al-Rowais as governor of the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC).
Mohammed Al-Suwaiket was relieved of his position as chairman of the Saudi Railways Organization (SRO) and Rumaih bin Mohammed Al-Rumaih was appointed to that post.
The royal order made Ali bin Nasser Al-Ghufais, Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al-Darrab and Saleh bin Abdul Rahman Al-Shuhaib new members of the Shoura Council.
Fahd bin Mohammed Al-Hathyan was appointed as a consultant at the Interior Ministry, and Jamaan bin Raqoosh as president of Naif Arab University for Security Sciences (NAUSS).
Saad bin Abdullah Al-Qahtani was appointed as a consultant at the Royal Court.


Princess Reema meets US treasury chief Steven Mnuchin

Updated 18 July 2019
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Princess Reema meets US treasury chief Steven Mnuchin

DUBAI: Newly appointed Saudi Ambassador to the United States Princess Reema bint Bandar met with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to discuss opportunities to further strengthen the countries’ partnership.

The Saudi Arabian embassy in the US, in a tweet, said the two senior officials explored “ways to strengthen Saudi Arabia’s close partnership with the United States on countering the financing of terrorism, as well as US support for the Kingdom’s economic reforms.”

 

 

Princess Reema, who assumed her new office on July 4, earlier met with US President Donald Trump to present her credentials as the Kingdom’s top diplomat in Washington.

Princess Reema became the Kingdom’s first female ambassador after being nominated to the post on February 23 – to replace Prince Khaled bin Salman who was appointed deputy defense minister – and took her oath before King Salman in Riyadh in April.