March 23, 2019 / 7:10 PM / a month ago

Saudi Arabia appoints deputy education minister, university heads: SPA

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia appointed a deputy education minister for universities, research and innovation along with the heads of three universities, according to a royal order published on state news agency SPA on Saturday.

New commission heads for military industries and foreign trade were also appointned, and Tawfiq al-Sudairi was dismissed as deputy minister for Islamic affairs, the order said, without providing details.

Reporting By Stephen Kalin; Editing by Angus MacSwan

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