Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman appointed as the Prime Minister

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The Saudi King Salman has appointed the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as the Prime Minister of the country, according to a royal decree published on 27 September 2022.

Prince Mohammed is already de facto ruler of the world’s largest oil exporter, and the appointment formalises his role as leader of the kingdom’s government.

The crown prince, known by his initials MBS, previously served as deputy prime minister as well as defence minister. He is being replaced as defence minister by his younger brother, Khalid bin Salman, who was deputy defence minister.

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 

  • Saudi Arabia is a West Asian kingdom founded by Ibn Saud in 1923. The country is known for its oil and Islam.
  • According to the BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2020, Saudi Arabia has the world’s 2nd largest oil reserves in the world after Venezuela.
  • At present it is the world's largest exporter of crude oil. 
  •  It has two of the holiest shrine of Islam, Mecca and Medina mosque
  • The world's largest mosque Al-Haram or forbidden mosques is in Mecca.
  • The world's second largest mosque, Mosque of the Prophet, or Masjid al-Nabawi is in Medina. 
  • The Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC) headquarters is also in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
  • The world’s largest sand area, the Rub al-Khali (“Empty Quarter”) which is spread around 647,500 square km, is also in Saudi Arabia.

Capital of Saudi Arabia: Riyadh 

Currency: Saudi Riyal 

King of Saudi Arabia: King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud 

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