Saudi Arabia.. New appointments under royal decrees, including a new post for Al-Jubeir

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CNN)–The Saudi monarch, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, issued a number of royal orders that included a new post for Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir.

King Salman has decided to appoint Al-Jubeir as envoy for climate affairs, in addition to his job, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

King Salman dismissed the governor of the General Authority for Foreign Trade, Abdul Rahman Al-Harbi, from his post and appointed him as the Kingdom’s ambassador to China.

In addition to the appointment of Hammoud bin Badah Al-Muraikhi and Abdul Rahman Al-Kanhal as advisers to the Royal Court of excellent rank, Tariq bin Abdulaziz Al-Faris as adviser to the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, and Badr Hadab as assistant to the Chairman of the Council of Experts, after being removed from his position as Deputy Minister of Commerce.

The Saudi monarch made changes to the public security and public investigations directorate, appointing Major General Muhammad bin Abdullah Al-Basami as director of public security and promoting him to lieutenant general, and Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Al-Issa as Director of General Investigations.

He also appointed Abdul Rahman bin Suleiman Al-Siyari as a member of the Shura Council. Meanwhile, Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, the chairman of the board of the Food and Drug Authority, has been removed from his post. Al-Rabiah previously served as health minister.

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