Prince Khaled bin Salman appointed as S. Arabia's new envoy to U.S.

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Jeddah [Pakistan], April 23 (ANI): Saudi Arabia's Prince Khaled bin Salman has been appointed as the country's new ambassador to the United States. "Prince Abdullah bin Faysal bin Turki removed as ambassador to the US. Prince Khaled bin Salman bin Abdulaziz appointed ambassador", the official Saudi Press Agency reported, citing a royal order. Prince Salman replaces Prince Abdullah bin Faisal bin Turki, who served in the post for just over a year. He is former F-15 pilot who graduated from Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi. Prince Salman had earlier in 2014, participated as an air force pilot in Saudi Arabia's contribution to the anti-Daesh coalition to combat ISIS. Among the other major decisions announced through a series of royal decrees on state television was the removal of Information and Cultural Minister Adel Al-Toraifi, local media reports said. In an interesting development, all regional governors will have deputies. A number of new deputies were announced. "The royal order returns all allowances, financial benefits, and bonuses to civil servants and military staff," said the decree. Saudi Arabia is looking forward to have a strong and friendly relations with the U.S. following the recent visit of Saudi Deputy Crown Prince bin Salman with President Trump at the White House. (ANI)