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Saudi Arabia appoints first Minister for Gulf Affairs

IANS  |  Riyadh 

on Sunday announced the appointment of Thamer Al-Sabhan as the first Minister of State for Arabian Affairs at the Foreign Ministry, the media reported.

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud ordered the creation of the post and named Al-Sabhan as the minister in charge of the region-related affairs, Xinhua news agency reported.

Al-Sabhan was the Saudi Ambassador to Iraq, and announced on Friday Abdulaziz Al Shimari as his successor for the post of Saudi Charge d'affaires to Baghdad.



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First Published: Sun, October 16 2016. 13:06 IST