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Bahraini King Appoints EDB Chief as Adviser to Crown Prince

March 13, 2012

Bahrain’s King Hamad appointed the chief executive officer of the Economic Development Board, Sheikh Mohammed bin Essa Al Khalifa, as political and economic adviser at the court of the crown prince, state-run Bahrain News Agency reported.

The chairman of the EDB, Crown Prince Salman, appointed the transport minister as acting CEO, BNA said. The EDB is charged with overseeing the development of the Bahraini economy.

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