Kuwait Issues Decree to Form New Government

Monday, December 11, 2017

Amir of Kuwait His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah issued on Monday a royal decree to form a new government headed by Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah, reported the Kuwaiti News Agency (KUNA). The previous cabinet resigned on October 30.

KUNA said that Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmed was appointed first Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, succeeding Sheikh Mohammed Al-Khaled Al-Sabah.

Shiekh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Sabah was reappointed as Foreign Minister and Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah as Minister of Interior.

Bakhit Al-Rashidi was appointed the new oil minister of the OPEC member state, former Finance Minister Anas Al-Saleh was appointed Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and Nayef Falah Al-Hajraf was named the new finance minister, KUNA said citing a royal decree.

According to KUNA, His Highness the Premier presented the new formation of the State of Kuwait Cabinet as follows:

1- Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense.
2- Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs.
3- Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior.
4- Anas Khaled Al-Saleh, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs.
5- Nayef Falah Al-Hajraf, Minister of Finance.
6- Hind Sabeeh Barrak Al-Sabeeh, Minister of Social Affairs and Labor, as well as Minister of State for Economic Affairs.
7- Khaled Nasser Al-Roudhan, Minister of Commerce and Industry and Minister of State for Youth Affairs.
8- Mohammad Nasser Al-Jabri, Minister of Information.
9- Dr. Bassel Humoud Hamad Al-Sabah, Minister of Health.
10- Bakheet Shibeeb Al-Rasheedi, Minister of Oil and Minister of Electricity and Water.
11- Jinan Mohsin Ramadan, Minister of State for Housing Affairs and Minister of State for Services' Affairs.
12- Hamid Mohammad Al-Azmi, Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education.
13- Hussam Abdullah Al-Roumi, Minister of Public Works and Minister of State for Municipal Affairs.
14- Adel Musaed Al-Kharafi, Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs.
15- Fahad Mohamad Al-Afasi, Minister of Justice and Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs.
His Highness the Amir received the formation and issued a decree of assigning the new cabinet.

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