Saudi Arabia issues royal decrees, appoints new health and Hajj ministers

Tawfiq Al-Rabiah has been appointed the new minister of Hajj and Umrah

  
Image used for illustrative purpose. A Saudi Arabian national flag flies in a city square in Buraidah, Saudi Arabia.

Image used for illustrative purpose. A Saudi Arabian national flag flies in a city square in Buraidah, Saudi Arabia.

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RIYADH: Saudi Arabia issued a host of royal decrees on Friday including the appointment of new ministers for the health and Hajj and Umrah portfolios.

Former health minister Tawfiq Al-Rabiah has been appointed the new minister of Hajj and Umrah.

Fahd Al-Jalajel has been appointed as the Kingdom’s new health minister.

Abdul Aziz bin Abdulrahman Al-Arifi has been relieved of his post as assistant minister of transport and was appointed as an advisor to the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers.

Lt. Gen. Mutlaq bin Salem Al-Azima has been promoted to the rank of general and was appointed commander of the joint forces.

A new authority for the development of the Saudi cities of Yanbu, Umluj, Al-Wajh, and Duba has been established.

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