August 30, 2019 / 7:08 PM / 20 days ago

Saudi Arabia sets up ministry of industry and mineral resources -decree

RIYADH, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said on Friday it would establish a standalone ministry of industry and mineral resources, separating it from the energy ministry, according to a royal decree.

The kingdom named Bandar Alkhorayef to lead the new ministry, which previously fell under the portfolio of energy minister Falih Khalid al-Falih.

In a separate decree, Saudi Arabia appointed Fad bin Mohammed Al Essay as chief of the royal court. (Reporting by Marwa Rashad, Stephen Kalin and Ahmed Tolbap; editing by John Stonestreet)

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