King Abdullah issued decrees reorganizing committees and commissions

November 5, 2011

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud today issued the following Royal Decree [A/227 dated 9 Dhu al-Hijjah 1432 (November 5, 2011)]:

  1. The Prime Minister serves as Chairman of the Ministerial Committee for Administrative Organization and the Deputy Prime Minister as the Committee's Deputy Chairman;
  2. The Prime Minister serves as Chairman of the Strategic Storage Program and the Deputy Prime Minister as his Deputy;
  3. The Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister serves as Deputy Chairman of the National Security Council with the Minister of Defense as a member of the  Council;
  4. The Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister serves as Chairman of the Higher Council for Islamic Affairs;
  5. The Deputy Prime Minister serves as Deputy Chairman of the Higher Economic Council;
  6. The Deputy Prime Minister serves as Deputy Chairman of the Higher Council for King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KA-CARE);
  7. The Deputy Prime Minister serves as Deputy Chairman of the Military Service Council and the Minister of Defense as a member of the Council;
  8. Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister serves as Chairman of the Saudi side to the Saudi-Qatari Coordination Council with the Minister of Defense as his deputy;
  9. The Deputy Prime Minister serves as Chairman of the Saudi side to the Saudi-Yemeni Coordination Council;
  10. The Deputy Prime Minister serves as Chairman of the Special Committee of the Cabinet;
  11. The Minister of Defense continues to serve as Chairman of the Board of the General Organization for Military Industries;
  12. The Minister of Defense continues to serve as Chairman of the Board of the General Commission for Survey;
  13. The Minister of Defense continues to serve as Member of the Higher Commission for King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST);
  14. The General President of Meteorology and Environmental Protection will be linked to the Prime Minister;
  15. The Minister of Economy and Planning serves as Chairman of the Economic Offset Committee and the  Committee shall be restructured accordingly;
  16. The Secretary General of the Saudi Wildlife Commission serves as Chairman of its board. The Board of the Commission shall be restructuredaccordingly;
  17. In cooperation with the relevant bodies, the Experts Commission at the Cabinet shall revise the laws, regulations, orders and decisions which have been affected by the previous articles and to suggest what should be done in this regard to pave the way for completion of the necessary measures.

The concerned authorities should carry this Royal Order with immediate effect.