The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman ibn ‘Abd Al-‘Aziz Al Sa’ud delivered a number of Royal Orders on Saturday, May 7, 2016, to support and facilitate the implementation of the ambitious Saudi Vision 2030, an initiative introduced to rapidly transform the Kingdom and diversify its economy.
Official release from the Royal Court
Emanating from the keenness of The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman ibn ‘Abd Al-‘Aziz Al Sa’ud to continue the march of growth and development which has been adopted by our country since its unification by the founder ‘Abd Al-‘Aziz ibn Abdulrahman Al Sa’ud and his sons, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques has continued this march within the framework of an integrated strategy and in accordance with studied plans that were developed after conducting several specialized studies. The first outcome was the restructuring of the bodies affiliated to the Council of Ministers, the cancellation of several councils, commissions and committees, and the establishment of two councils — one for political and security affairs and the other for economic affairs and development. The two councils have undertaken their duties to serve the interests of the country and citizens.
Based on the above, and in line with the Kingdom’s Vision (2030), the restructuring of some ministries, authorities and general organizations was conducted in accordance with the requirements of this phase and the desired aspirations to have the state bodies performing their duties in the best way to provide the citizens and expatriates with high level services, and to achieve a prosperous future and a sustainable development. This has necessitated the abolition, integration and arrangement of the jurisdiction of many ministries, authorities, public commissions and government departments in order to make the responsibilities clear and facilitate the procedures to provide the best services in line with the state policy. In order to achieve these objectives, a number of royal orders were issued today restructuring some ministries and government bodies and appointing a number of ministers and officials.