Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman. (SPA)
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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman named Mohammed bin Naif as Crown Prince on Wednesday in a Royal Decree.
King Salman made a number of major changes across a number of government positions including that of Crown Prince Muqrin who was relieved of his position, upon his request.
The Royal Decree also named Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman as the Deputy Crown Prince, second in line to the Saudi throne.
Other changes saw veteran Foreign Minister Saud Al-Faisal stepping down from his post for health reasons but continuing as a cabinet minister as well as becoming a special adviser to the king.
Saudi Ambassador to the United States Adel Al-Jubeir will assume the role of Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister.
Saudi Aramco Chief Executive and President Khalid al-Falih takes over the reins at the Ministry of Health after the previous minister was sacked earlier this month.
Adel Fakeih, who was tasked with increasing the number of Saudis in the Kingdom's workforce, leaves his position as Labor Minister to become the Economy Minister. Fakeih will be replaced by Mofarrej Al-Haqbani.
The Saudi Royal Court's new chief has been named as Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al-Suweilem.