King Salman issues several new royal orders, replaces Hajj minister, GACA chief

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman on Friday issued several royal orders, which include key appointments in the Cabinet and government organizations.

In one of the key changes in the Cabinet, Minister of Hajj and Umrah Muhammad Saleh Bin Taher Benten has been relieved from his post and Dr. Essam Bin Saad Bin Saeed has been appointed as the acting minister of Hajj and Umrah in addition to his work as a minister of state and member of the Cabinet.

Ibrahim Bin Suleiman Bin Abdullah Al-Rasheed, president of the Supreme Administrative Court (SAC) has been replaced by Ali Bin Suleiman Bin Ali Al-Sa’awi. The new SAC president will have the rank of a minister.

Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al-Duailej has been named as the chairman of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) with the rank of a minister, replacing Abdul Hadi Bin Ahmed Bin Abdul Wahab Al-Mansouri.

The royal orders include the appointment of Abdul Hadi Bin Ahmed Bin Abdul Wahhab Al-Mansouri as the assistant minister of foreign affairs for executive affairs with the rank of a minister and the appointment of Abdulaziz Bin Abdulrahman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Arifi as the assistant to the minister of transport.

Meanwhile, Muhammad Bin Tuwai’a Bin Saad Al-Salami, assistant minister of human resources and social development has been relieved from his post. He has been replaced by Maher Bin Abdulrahman Bin Ibrahim Al-Qasim.

As per another royal order, Samir Bin Abdulaziz Bin Muhammad Al-Tabib has been appointed an adviser at the General Secretariat of the Cabinet. (SG).

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