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Saudi Arabia converts Sports Authority to a ministry

King Salman bin Abdulaziz issued, on Tuesday, during his presidency of the cabinet session, a number of royal orders, including the transfer of the General Authority for Sports to the Ministry of Sports.

According to the royal order published by the Saudi Press Agency “SPA” through its account on the social networking site “Twitter”, Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki bin Faisal Al Saud was appointed as Minister of Sports.

Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki became the first Minister of Sports in Saudi Arabia, which passed by the name of the General Presidency for Youth Welfare and then the General Authority for Sports before it became a ministry.