The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman ibn ‘Abd Al-‘Aziz Al Sa’ud delivered a number of Royal Orders on Saturday, May 7, 2016, to support and facilitate the implementation of the ambitious Saudi Vision 2030, an initiative introduced to rapidly transform the Kingdom and diversify its economy.
Official release from the Royal Court
Emanating from the keenness of The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman ibn ‘Abd Al-‘Aziz Al Sa’ud to continue the march of growth and development which has been adopted by our country since its unification by the founder ‘Abd Al-‘Aziz ibn Abdulrahman Al Sa’ud and his sons, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques has continued this march within the framework of an integrated strategy and in accordance with studied plans that were developed after conducting several specialized studies. The first outcome was the restructuring of the bodies affiliated to the Council of Ministers, the cancellation of several councils, commissions and committees, and the establishment of two councils — one for political and security affairs and the other for economic affairs and development. The two councils have undertaken their duties to serve the interests of the country and citizens.
Based on the above, and in line with the Kingdom’s Vision (2030), the restructuring of some ministries, authorities and general organizations was conducted in accordance with the requirements of this phase and the desired aspirations to have the state bodies performing their duties in the best way to provide the citizens and expatriates with high level services, and to achieve a prosperous future and a sustainable development. This has necessitated the abolition, integration and arrangement of the jurisdiction of many ministries, authorities, public commissions and government departments in order to make the responsibilities clear and facilitate the procedures to provide the best services in line with the state policy. In order to achieve these objectives, a number of royal orders were issued today restructuring some ministries and government bodies and appointing a number of ministers and officials.
President and CEO Offers Congratulations
“I am sure all of you are aware HE Khalid A. Al-Falih was appointed by Royal Order as the Kingdom’s Minister for Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, while HE Ali I. Al-Naimi has been appointed as an Advisor to the Royal Court.
I know I speak for everyone at Saudi Aramco when I wish both their Excellencies every success in assuming their new roles and fulfilling their new responsibilities. Both of them are highly respected around the world, not only for their contribution to Saudi Aramco but also to the global energy industry and on the national stage.
On behalf of everyone at the company, I want to thank HE Ali Al-Naimi for his dedication, and his wise leadership and guidance to the company and the petroleum industry over the past few decades.
The newly established Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources will usher in a new chapter in the Kingdom’s industrial development, resulting in better integration and efficiencies consistent with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030.
These appointments reiterate the central role that Saudi Aramco and its people will continue to play in the Kingdom’s development, its contributions to the country’s continued transformation, and the duties we have to the Saudi people. I know that everyone will do their utmost to make sure we deliver on our commitments and fulfill the company’s promise and potential.”
- Amin H. Nasser, President and CEO of Saudi Aramco