Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman named prime minister1 min read 28 Sep 2022, 08:47 AM IST
The 37-year-old crown prince, widely known by the acronym MBS, has taken the lead on Vision 2030, the kingdom’s wide-ranging plan to transform its economy and end its dependency on oil
Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been appointed prime minister by a royal decree. The crown prince, who is heir to the throne held by King Salman, already wields wide powers and is seen as the kingdom's day-to-day leader. The royal decree appointing him as prime minister was carried by the Saudi Press Agency. It said King Salman will continue to chair the Cabinet meetings that he attends.
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