Published — Tuesday 6 November 2012
Last update 6 November 2012 6:02 pm
JEDDAH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has appointed Prince Muhammad bin Naif bin Abdulaziz as minister of interior, in place of Prince Ahmed who had taken over the portfolio after the death of Prince Naif.
“Prince Ahmed is relieved of his position as interior minister at his own request and Prince Muhammad bin Naif is appointed interior minister,” a Royal Decree said.
Prince Muhammad, son of the former Interior Minister Prince Naif who died in June, has been deputy interior minister responsible for security affairs for many years. He was spearheading the Kingdom’s campaign against Al-Qaeda militants after the terrorist group launched a series of attacks across the country from 2003 to 2006.
Educated in the US, Prince Muhammad holds a bachelor’s degree in political science.