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King Salman Decorates Special Emergency, Security Forces’ Commanders with New Ranks | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Saudi King Salman at the decoration ceremony, SPA

Jeddah- Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz on Tuesday decorated both Special Emergency Forces Commander Lt. Gen. Khaled bin Qarar Al-Harbi and Special Security Forces Commander Maj.Gen. Mofleh bin Salim Al-Otaibi with their new ranks.

King Salman wished both officials booming success in their careers, said the state-owned news outlet the Saudi Press Agency.

For their part, Lt.Gen.Harbi and Maj.Gen.Otaibi thanked King Salman for the royal trust bestowed on them.

King Salman appealed to Allah Almighty to support them in performing their duties.

The rank-decorating ceremony was attended by Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Interior, and Abdulaziz bin Mohammed Al-Howairini, Head of the State Security.

On that note, a royal order issued by King Salaman established the National Development Fund to be under the mandate of the Prime Minister.

The National Development Fund will oversee the functions of the Saudi Fund for Development, the Saudi Industrial Development Fund, the Agricultural Development Fund, the Social Development Bank and the Human Resources Development Fund.

The Fund will have a Board of Directors chaired by the Deputy Prime Minister and a membership of no less than seven members to be appointed by the Prime Minister, according to the order.

An Experts Committee from the Council of Ministers will prepare a draft regulation for the Fund within a period not exceeding thirty days from the date of this order, the royal order stated.

In other royal orders, Suleiman al-Humaidan was relieved of his duties as minister of transport and appointed as minister of civil service while Nabil al-Amoodi was appointed as minister of transport.

Also, Essam al-Mubarak was appointed as Governor of the General Property Authority.

Another order appointed Sulaiman Abdulfattah bin Sulaiman Mashat as deputy minister of Hajj and Umrah.