Saudi Arabia’s king names new foreign minister

Saudi Arabia’s king names new foreign minister

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has named a new foreign minister for the kingdom amid a series of royal orders.

The king named Prince Faisal bin Farhan as foreign minister, replacing Ibrahim al-Assaf. Al-Assaf had served for less than a year as foreign minister.

Prince Faisal had been serving as ambassador to Germany and has business experience. He also served as an adviser to King Salman’s son.

According to the state-run Saudi Press Agency, al-Assaf would serve as a minister of state.

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