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Friday, 2 December 2016

Saudi Arabia names new labor minister, reshuffles religious and Shura councils | Reuters

Saudi Arabia names new labor minister, reshuffles religious and Shura councils | Reuters:
"King Salman bin Abdulaziz has replaced Saudi Arabia's labor minister, state media reported on Friday, after recent statistics showed a rise in unemployment in the world's top oil exporter.

In a royal decree read on state television, the king also reshuffled the country's top religious body, the Council of Senior Scholars, and the Shura Council, which advises the government.

The changes come as the kingdom prepares to implement reforms proposed by its Vision 2030, which aims to reduce dependence on oil, attract foreign investments and promote more cultural openness."

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