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    Saudi Arabia’s new King reportedly has chaired the first session of the country's recently reshuffled cabinet.

    CAIRO (Sputnik) — Saudi Arabia’s new King, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has chaired the first session of the country's recently reshuffled cabinet, pledging policy consistency, local media reported.

    During the cabinet session, the new Saudi leader “stressed that the orientations and policies of the Kingdom at Arab, Islamic and international arenas are the continuous and constant approach,” the Saudi Press Agency reported Monday, citing the country’s culture and information minister.

    Last week, the 79-year-old king ordered a major cabinet reshuffle, replacing the heads of nine ministries, though keeping long-time ministers oil, finance and foreign affairs.

    King Salman took over power in Saudi Arabia in late January after the death of his half-brother, King Adbullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

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