Naif chosen as Saudi Arabia Crown Prince
The announcement was subsequently made on state-owned television channels. This has come within a week of the death of Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. Earlier, the King held a meeting with the Chief and members of the Allegiance-Pledge Commission at his palace in Riyadh. Abdulaziz will continue to hold the post of the Interior Minister.
Later, the King also instructed the other princes to pledge allegiance to 78-year-old Abdulaziz as Crown Prince, UAE`s official news agency SPA said.