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Newly appointed Saudi defense and education ministers take oath

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia’s newly appointed defense and education ministers took their oaths Tuesday night before King Salman, custodian of two sacred mosques, at Al Salam Palace.

Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Defense Minister and Education Minister Youssef bin Abdullah Al Bunyan are the guardians of the two holy mosques Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Sworn oaths before the King, before Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Crown Prince and Prime Minister bin Abdulaziz.

Prince Khalid and Al-Banyan said in an oath: and to carry out their duties with the utmost honesty, integrity and integrity. ”

It is noteworthy that the Guardians of the Two Holy Mosques have issued a royal decree appointing Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as Prime Minister within the framework of the Council’s restructuring.

Who is Saudi Arabia’s new education minister?

Saudi Arabia’s new Minister of Education, Youssef bin Abdullah Al Bunyan, has put his name on the list of the Middle East’s most powerful CEOs for 2021, as he was the vice chairman and CEO of SABIC.

Al-Bunyan received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Imam Mohammad bin Saud Islamic University in 1987 and a master’s degree in industrial management in 1996.

Since then, Al-Bunyan has held several positions associated with SABIC and its various subsidiaries. He was General Manager of Textile Broker at his SABIC headquarters in Riyadh and then General Manager of SABIC Company in Houston, USA. After that, he served as General Manager of SABIC Asia Pacific Company.

He then spent three years at SABIC as Vice President of Chemicals, CEO of Human Resources, and then Vice President of Finance.

From 2015 until a royal decree was issued appointing him Minister of Education, he served as Vice Chairman and CEO of Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC).

Who is Saudi Arabia’s new defense minister?

On Tuesday, September 28, Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was appointed defense minister.

Prince Khalid bin Salman graduated from King Faisal Aeronautical University with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Sciences and continued his education in the United States. For his degree at Harvard, he also studied advanced electronic warfare in Paris.

He began his graduate studies at Georgetown University for a master’s degree in security studies, but his research was diverted for a variety of practical assignments before being appointed Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States. Interrupted.

After graduating from King Faisal Air College, Prince Khaled joined the Royal Saudi Air Force, where he began his career flying Texan-6 and T-38 aircraft at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi.

Prince Khalid bin Salman then began a flying program in F-15S, adding to his profession as a tactical F-15S pilot with the 92nd Squadron, 3rd Air Wing at King Abdulaziz Air Base. An intelligence officer was appointed. in Dhahran.

Prince Khalid has nearly 1,000 hours of flight training as a fighter pilot, has conducted air missions against ISIS as part of the United Nations, and has flown into Yemeni airspace as part of Operation Decisive Storm and Restoring Hope. accomplished.

For his service in the Saudi Air Force, Prince Khalid was honored with the Order of the Southern Shield. the Battle Medal; the Medal of Proficiency; and the Medal of Saif Abdullah.

Prince Khalid has extensively trained with US forces in both the United States and Saudi Arabia, including at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, and has been working as an officer in the Secretary of Defense’s office after a back injury forced him to ground his flights. I was.

Prince Khalid was appointed defense minister after completing his air mission, and became a senior civilian adviser to the Saudi Ministry of Defense after completing his military service.

In late 2016, the prince moved to the United States and worked as an advisor at the Royal Saudi Embassy in the United States.

Prince Khalid served as Ambassador to the United States from 22 April 2017 to 23 February 2019. He became the tenth Saudi ambassador to the United States since his 1945.

On February 23, 2019, a royal decree was issued appointing him as Undersecretary of Defense.

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