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Ministry of Interior (Saudi Arabia)
The Ministry of Interior (Arabic: وزارة الداخلية) is one of the governmental bodies of Saudi Arabia responsible for national security, naturalization, immigration, and customs in Saudi Arabia. It was founded in 1926 by King Abdulaziz, but the organization was reformed in 1951 when the combined ministerial body covering financial and interior affairs were separated.[2][3] The current minister of interior is Abdulaziz bin Saud Al Saud, who has been in office since 21 June 2017.[4]
Ministry of Interior

Official seal of the Ministry of Interior
Agency overview
Formed8 January 1926; 95 years ago
HeadquartersKing Fahad Rd, Al Olaya, Riyadh 11543, Saudi Arabia
MottoA homeland we don't protect, we don't deserve to live in
Employees5000 [1]
Agency executive
Websitewww.moi.gov
History
The Ministry of Interior was created in 1926 by King Abdulaziz as a solution to the end of political unrest, tribal conflicts, and statelessness caused by the absence of a powerful central government. The goal of the organization is to serve the citizens and residents of Saudi Arabia, achieving security, stability, and tranquility.
Official flag used by the Ministry of Interior
Objectives and Responsibilities
The minister of interior has several objectives and summarizes its mission as follows:
Divisions of Internal Security
The history and formation of the MOI and its various sectors passed through phases of administrative development and organization. The ministry consists of the following child agencies:
Ministry of Interior, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 2007
List of ministers
Faisal bin Abdulaziz, the first Minister of Interior.
Aircraft inventory
AircraftTypeVersionsIn serviceNotes
Sikorsky S-70Utility/transport helicopterS-70i3[8]
Sikorsky S-92Utility/transport helicopterS-9217Some are armed with machine guns
Sikorsky S-434Training helicopterS-4349Used for training
Kawasaki-Vertol 107UtilityKV-107IIA-SM-17Used for firefighting
Kawasaki-Vertol 107Utility/transportKV-107IIA-SM-24Aeromedical and rescue helicopter
Kawasaki-Vertol 107TransportKV-107IIA-SM-32VIP transport
Kawasaki-Vertol 107Utility/transportKV-107IIA-SM-43Air ambulance
EADS CASA C-295TransportC-295W4[9]
See also
 Saudi Arabia portal
References
  1. ^ "Ministry of Interior Company Profile". Ministry of Interior Company Profile.
  2. ^ James Wynbrandt (1 January 2004). A Brief History of Saudi Arabia. Infobase Publishing. p. 206. ISBN 978-1-4381-0830-8. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
  3. ^ Hertog, Steffen (2007). "Shaping the Saudi state: Human agency's shifting role in the rentier state formation" (PDF). International Journal of Middle East Studies. 39: 539–563. doi​:​10.1017/S0020743807071073​. Retrieved 17 April 2012.
  4. ^ "PROFILE: New Saudi Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef". Al Arabiya.
  5. ^ "MOI Objectives and Responsibilities (Sector Section)".
  6. ^ "Background of the Ministry of Interior (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)".
  7. ^ "Background of the Ministry of Interior (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)". MOI of Saudi Arabia.
  8. ^ "S-70i Black Hawk in Ministry of Interior".
  9. ^ "Saudi Arabia orders four Airbus C295W aircraft". airbusdefenceandspace. 16 June 2015. Archived from the original on 24 September 2016.
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