The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, has issued a royal order appointing Lieutenant-General Mohammad bin Amer bin Mohammad Al-Harbi as the Deputy Chief of General Intelligence, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
On 20 October ,2018, King Salman has directed for the formation of a Ministerial Committee headed by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to restructure the Kingdom’s General Intelligence Presidency.
“Based on what has been submitted by His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Crown Prince and President of the Council of Political and Security Affairs to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on the urgent need to restructure the General Intelligence Presidency and modernize its regulations as well as to determine its authorities and assess the procedures and powers governing its work with its administrative and hierarchical sequence in order to ensure the proper functioning of its work and the determination of responsibilities,” a statement on SPA then read.
The Ministerial Committee will be chaired by the Crown Prince and a number of members of the Council of Political and Security Affairs namely: Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, the Minister of Interior; Dr. Mousaed Al-Aiban; Dr. Ibrahim Al-Assaf; Minister of Foreign Affairs; President of General Intelligence and President of the State Security. The Committee shall submit the results of its work within one month of its issue date, the statement then added.