Council of Ministers of Saudi Arabia

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The Saudi Council of Ministers ( Majlis al-Wuzarā’ as-Su‘ūdī) is the Cabinet
Cabinet (government)
A Cabinet is a body of high ranking government officials, typically representing the executive branch. It can also sometimes be referred to as the Council of Ministers, an Executive Council, or an Executive Committee.- Overview :...

 of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It is led by the King who is Prime Minister. The Council consists of the Prime Minister
Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia
The Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia is formally the Head of government under the Malik , the rather absolute Head of State of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.-History:...

, the Crown Prince, who is Deputy Prime Minister, the Second Deputy Prime Minister (who is second in the line of succession) and Cabinet ministers. Since 2005, there are 22 ministers with portfolio and seven ministers of state, two of whom have special responsibilities. All members of the Council are appointed by royal decree.

The Council of Ministers was established by King Abdul Aziz Al Saud
Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia
King Abdul-Aziz of Saudi Arabia was the first monarch of the Third Saudi State known as Saudi Arabia. He was commonly referred to as Ibn Saud....

 in 1953. It is responsible for "drafting and overseeing the implementation of the internal, external, financial, economic, educational and defense policies, and general affairs of the state." Legislation must be ratified by royal decree and be found to be fully compatible with the kingdom's interpretation of Shari'a law. It meets every Monday and is chaired by the King in his capacity as Prime Minister or one of his deputies.

The present law governing the form and function of the Council of Ministers was issued by King Fahd
Fahd of Saudi Arabia
Fahd bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, was King of Saudi Arabia from 1982 to 2005...

 in 1993/1414 AH. Among others, it stipulates that every member of the Council must be "a Saudi national by birth and descent; well-known for righteousness and capability;" and "not previously convicted for a crime of immorality or dishonor."

Members of the Council of Ministers

Saudi Council of Ministers
Portfolio Minister
Prime Minister
Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia
The Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia is formally the Head of government under the Malik , the rather absolute Head of State of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.-History:...

King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud
Abdullah of Saudi Arabia
Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, is the King of Saudi Arabia. He succeeded to the throne on 1 August 2005 upon the death of his half-brother, King Fahd. When Crown Prince, he governed Saudi Arabia as regent from 1998 to 2005...

Deputy Prime Minister
Minister of the Interior
Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud
Minister of Defence and General Aviation Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Saudi Arabia)
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is the ministry responsible for handling the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's external relations. The ministry oversees "political, cultural and financial international relations" and monitors the Kingdom's diplomatic relations. It was created in 1930 by a royal decree...

Prince Saud Al-Faisal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud
Saud bin Faisal bin Abdul Aziz
Saud bin Faisal bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud , also known as Saud Al Faisal, has been the Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia since 1975. He is the world's longest-serving Foreign Minister....

Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs Prince Mansour bin Mutaib bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud
Minister of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance Sheikh Saleh bin Abdul-Aziz Al ash-Sheikh
Saleh bin Abdul-Aziz Al ash-Sheikh
Saleh bin Abdul-Aziz Al ash-Sheikh is the current Minister of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance.-Background and career:Saleh bin Abdul-Aziz Al ash-Sheikh is a member of a noted family of Saudi religious scholars, the Al ash-Sheikh. He has been Minister of Islamic Affairs, Endowments,...

Minister of Education Prince Faisal bin Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Saud
Minister of Higher Education Dr. Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Angari
Minister of Justice Sheikh Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Issa
Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ali bin Ibrahim Al-Naimi
Ali Al-Naimi
Ali bin Ibrahim Al-Naimi is the Saudi Arabian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources. Al-Naimi joined Saudi Aramco as a young man and was educated in the United States at Lehigh University under the company's educational program. He later earned his Master's Degree in Geology at Stanford...

Minister of Transport Dr. Jabara bin Eid Al-Suraiseri
Minister of Trade and Industry Abdullah bin Ahmad Youssef Zainal Alireza
Minister of Social Affairs Dr. Yusuf bin Ahmed'Uthaymeen
Minister of Economy and Planning Khalid bin Muhammad Al-Qusaibi
Minister of Health Dr. Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Rabiah
Minister of Culture and Information Dr. Abdul Aziz bin Mohieddin Khoja
Minister of Labor Adel Mohammad Fakeih
Minister of Civil Service Dr. Muhammad bin Ali Al-Fayez
Minister of Finance Dr. Ibrahim bin Abdul Aziz Al-Assaf
Ibrahim Abdulaziz Al-Assaf
Dr. Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al-Assaf is the current Finance Minister of Saudi Arabia.-Biography:Dr. Ibrahim was born in the Qassim Province in central Saudi Arabia. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Economic and Political Science from King Saud University, Riyadh in 1971...

Minister of Water and Electricity Abdullah bin Abdul Rahman Al-Hussein
Minister of Agriculture Fahd bin Abdul Rahman
Minister of Hajj Dr. Fuad bin Abdul Salam Al-Farsi
Minister of Communication and Information Technology Muhammad Jamil bin Ahmad Mulla
Ministers of State
Chief Cabinet Secretary Prince Abdul Aziz bin Fahd bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud
Abdul Aziz bin Fahd
Abdul Aziz bin Fahd bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud is the reported favorite son of the late King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, but is known mostly for his extravagance and playboy image. He currently serves on the Council of Ministers as a Minister of State, without portfolio....

Political Affairs Dr. Muttalib bin Abdullah Al-Nafisah
Shura Affairs
Consultative Assembly of Saudi Arabia
The Consultative Assembly of Saudi Arabia also known as Majlis as-Shura or Shura Council is the formal advisory body of Saudi Arabia, which is an absolute monarchy. It cannot pass or enforce laws, a power reserved for the King. The Consultative Assembly has limited powers in government, including...

Dr. Saud bin Saeed Al-Met'hami
Cabinet Affairs Dr. Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah Al-Khuwaiter
Foreign Affairs Dr. Nizar bin Obaid Madani

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