Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been named the kingdom’s prime minister in a reshuffle of positions ordered by King Salman.
Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (left) and King Salman (right)
In a Royal decree posted by the Saudi government, Mohammed Bin Salman was listed as Prime Minister, while other senior officials had updated roles, including Finance Minister Mohammed al-Jadaan, Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, and Investment Minister Khalid al-Falih.
Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman
The royal decree did not state why the changes were being made, though speculation has been rising that King Salmans health is beginning to deteriorate. Earlier this year, King Salman (86) was hospitalized for unspecified reasons and underwent “tests.”