Jordanian Prime Minister Samir Rifai reshuffles cabinet

Published July 28th, 2010 - 09:19 GMT
Samir Rifai
Samir Rifai

Jordanian Prime Minister Samir Rifai on Wednesday made his first government reshuffle, which included the walkaway of six ministers and the joining of seven new ones, according to a Jordanian official.

The official added that the cabinet reshuffle included the portfolios of justice, education, agriculture, tourism, labor and information. He explained that "the reshuffle included the exit of the Minister of Justice, the Minister of Education, Minister of Agriculture, Minister of Tourism, Minister of Labour and Minister of Information and Communication," adding that "seven new ministers entered the government."

It is expected that the Jordanian Ambassador to Israel, Ali Ayed will replace the Minister of Information and Communication, Nabil Al-Sharif, but he will not be the official spokesman of the Government, according to the official.

The Jordanian government headed by current Prime Minister Samir Rifai (43 years) was formed in the December 14, 2009. 

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