|25 February, 2020

Saudi cabinet reshuffle brings ex-energy minister back as investment chief -SPA

Former Saudi energy minister Khalid al-Falih, who was removed last year, was tapped to head the kingdom's newly-created investment ministry

Former Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih speaks during a news conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia January 9, 2019.

Former Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih speaks during a news conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia January 9, 2019.

REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

DUBAI- Former Saudi energy minister Khalid al-Falih, who was removed last year, was tapped to head the kingdom's newly-created investment ministry in a cabinet reshuffle announced on Tuesday that also created new ministries for tourism and sports.

According to royal orders published by state news agency SPA, the ministers of media and civil service were also removed.

(Reporting by Nafisa Eltahir and Stephen Kalin Editing by Mark Heinrich) ((Nafisa.Eltahir@thomsonreuters.com; +971 56 226 1754;))

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