Saudi Arabia appoints new FM, transport minister

Saudi Arabia appointed Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud foreign minister on Wednesday. (File/Reuters)
Updated 24 October 2019

Saudi Arabia appoints new FM, transport minister

  • 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 appointed minister of state and a member of the Saudi Council of Ministers.

Meanwhile,Nabil bin Mohammed Al-Amoudi was relieved of his position as minister of transport. 

Prior to his appointment as foreign minister, Prince Faisal was appointed as Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Germany in March 2019.

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

He has served in various capacities in both the private and public sectors from 2001 to 2019, including as representative of Boeing Industrial Technology Group and vice chairman and board chairman of Alsalam Aerospace Company.

He was also appointed member of the board of directors of the Saudi Military Industries Corporation and chairman of the executive committee in 2017.
 


Saudi Arabia welcomes Egypt’s new initiative for Libya

Updated 30 min 7 sec ago

Saudi Arabia welcomes Egypt’s new initiative for Libya

  • The Kingdom urged both the LNA and the GNA to implement a cease-fire immediately
  • Saudi Arabia also urged both to start negotiating under the auspices of the UN in order to establish safety in Libya

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia welcomed Egypt’s new initiative for Libya and president Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s call for a cease-fire in the country on Saturday.
The Kingdom also welcomed all international efforts aiming to stop the fighting in Libya and encouraged negotiations based on the initiative, called the “Cairo declaration,” and recommendations made at the Geneva and Berlin conferences on Libya.
The Kingdom urged both eastern commander Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) and the rival Government of National Accord (GNA) to implement a cease-fire immediately.
Saudi Arabia also urged both to start negotiating under the auspices of the UN in order to establish safety and security in Libya and protect it from foreign interference.