King Abdullah names Prince Salman Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister

June 18, 2012

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz today issued a royal decree designating Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Crown Prince and appointing him Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense. 

The Royal Order was issued according to the Basic Law of Governance, the Law of the Council of Ministers, the Succession Commission Law, the Third Article of the Royal Order No. A/135 dated 26/9/1427 H.

The order is with immediate effect. Prince Salman was named Crown Prince upon the death of Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz on June 16, 2012.