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The Muslim World League congratulated Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz as crown prince and Deputy Premier, the Saudi state-owned news agency said on Wednesday.

A royal decree issued earlier that day had announced Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s appointed as the country’s crown prince, replacing Prince Mohammed bin Naif.

The Secretary-General the organization, Member of the Council of Senior Scholars in Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul-Karim Al-Issa, said in a statement that King Salman bin Abdulaziz’s selection is a wise one.

They also wished Prince Mohammed all the best to achieve further progress and prosperity to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Arab and Islamic nations.

The decree, issued by King Salman, also appointed Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif as interior minister, a post concurrently held by the former crown prince.

The SPA report said Prince Mohammed was chosen as crown prince by 31 out of 34 members of the Allegiance Council during a meeting at Al-Safa Palace in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

The new crown prince has also served in a concurrent capacity as defense minister and chairman of the Council for Economic and Development Affairs.