Saudi Arabia Names Prince Faisal bin Farhan as New Foreign Minister

Saudi Arabia appointed Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud as the Kingdom’s new foreign minister as part of a larger reshuffling of the cabinet.

Prince Faisal bin Farhan is the third foreign minister in three years. He replaces Ibrahim Al-Assaf, who was relieved of his post and appointed minister of state and a member of the Saudi Council of Ministers.

Prince Faisal bin Farhan served as an adviser with the Saudi Embassy in Washington, D.C., and an adviser to the Saudi Royal Court.

Before this promotion, Prince Faisal bin Farhan was Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Germany.

According to Arab News, he has served in various capacities in both the private and public sectors from 2001 to 2019, including as representative of Boeing Industrial Technology Group and vice chairman and board chairman of Alsalam Aerospace Company.

He was also appointed member of the board of directors of the Saudi Military Industries Corporation and chairman of the executive committee in 2017.