Jordan’s King Abdullah swears in new government headed by PM Mulki

Published September 28th, 2016 - 11:05 GMT
Jordanian King Abdullah II delivers a speech at the parliament. (AFP/File)
Jordanian King Abdullah II delivers a speech at the parliament. (AFP/File)

Prime Minister Hani Mulki and his Cabinet were sworn in on Wednesday before His Majesty King Abdullah.

Besides Mulki, who was designated by King Abdullah on Sunday to form a new government, the Cabinet consists of 29 ministers.

Mulki formed his first government on June 1, 2016.

The government included two women only.

A total of 22 ministers are from the previous government, while two had served as ministers in previous cabinets.

The Cabinet includes five first-time ministers, and nine who have served in previous governments.

Cabinet list

Following is the list of Prime Minister Hani Mulki's Cabinet members:

Hani Mulki: Prime Minister and Minister of Defence
Jawad Anani: Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs and Minister of State for Investment Affairs
Mohammad Thneibat: Deputy Prime Minister for Services and Minister of Education
Nasser Judeh: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs
Salameh Hammad: Minister of Interior
Hazem Nasser: Minister of Water and Irrigation
Adel Tweisi: Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research
Musa Maaytah: Minister of Political and Parliamentary Affairs and Minister of State
Nabih Shoqum: Minister of Culture
Imad Fakhoury: Minister of Planning and International Cooperation
Ali Ghezawi: Minister of Labour
Mahmoud Sheyab: Minister of Health
Wajih Azaizeh: Minister of Social Development
Yaseen Khayyat: Minister of Environment
Walid Masri: Minister of Municipal Affairs
Ibrahim Saif: Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources
Mohammad Momani: Minister of State for Media Affairs
Sami Halaseh: Minister of Public Works and Housing
Majd Shweikeh: Minister of ICT and Minister of Public Sector Development
Omar Malhas: Minister of Finance
Reda Khawaldeh: Minister of Agriculture
Rami Wreikat: Minister of Youth
Fawaz Irsheidat: Minister of State for Prime Ministry Affairs
Wael Arabiyat: Minister of Awqaf
Lina Ennab: Minister of Tourism
Khaled Huneifat: Minister of Agriculture
Yusuf Mansur: Minister of State for Economic Affairs
Bisher Khasawneh: Minister of State for Foreign Affairs
Yarub Qudah: Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply
Awad Mashagbeh: Minister of Justice
Malek Haddad: Minister of Transport

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