Saudi king appoints new ministers of labour and culture


New culture ministry created by king, minister appointed

Saudi Arabia's King Salman (AFP/file photo)
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Saturday 2 June 2018 1:05 UTC

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has appointed Ahmed bin Suleiman al-Rajhi as new minister of labour and social development, and appointed a minister to a newly created culture ministry, according to royal decrees published on Saturday.

Rajhi replaces Ali bin Nasser al-Ghafis.

Prince Bader bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan Al Saud will head the new culture ministry.

Prince Bader is also the governor of the Royal Commission for Al-Ula.

Additionally, Sheikh Abdulatif Al-Sheikh was appointed as the minister of Islamic Affairs, according to the Arab News website.