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

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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 left his post and Dr. Essam Bin Saad Bin Saeed; has take over the post; 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); also cghanged under 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 responsible of 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 also 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 left his post and instead Maher Bin Abdulrahman Bin Ibrahim Al-Qasim held the post.

As per another royal order, Samir Bin Abdulaziz Bin Muhammad Al-Tabib; has also been the adviser at the General Secretariat of the Cabinet.