Saudi Engineer Abdullah Al-Swaha, new SSC Chairman

Saudi Minister of Communications and Information Technology Engineer Abdullah Bin Amer Al-Swaha was appointed earlier this month (3/5/21) as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Space Commission (SSC), which was formed in 2018.

By this, Al-Swaha replaced Prince Sultan Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz, who was appointed as special adviser to Saudi King Salman at the rank of minister and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the King Salman Foundation.

Following his appointment as SSC Chairman, Al-Swaha stated last week (11/5/21) that he will seek to implement a new and foundational phase based on solid and scientific foundations, and will start preparing for a strategy in cooperation with the Council of Economic and Development Affairs (CEDA).

What are the reasons behind the appointment of Al-Swaha as SSC Chairman?

What are Al-Swaha’s plans for the SSC?

Tactical Report answers these questions and more in the following 482-word report.

[Briefly reproduced in TR Weekly 28/21 – May 21, 2021]

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