February 25, 2020 / 2:08 PM / a month ago

Saudi cabinet reshuffle brings ex-energy minister back as investment chief -SPA

FILE PHOTO: Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih attends a session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), Russia June 7, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo

DUBAI (Reuters) - Former Saudi energy minister Khalid al-Falih, who was removed last year, was tapped to head the kingdom’s newly-created investment ministry in a cabinet reshuffle announced on Tuesday that also created new ministries for tourism and sports.

According to royal orders published by state news agency SPA, the ministers of media and civil service were also removed.

Reporting by Nafisa Eltahir and Stephen Kalin; Editing by Mark Heinrich

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