Kuwait: New cabinet approved

Published July 10th, 2006 - 12:40 GMT

The new Kuwaiti cabinet proposed by the Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah was reviewed and approved, as is, by the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.


Thus, the Amir issued an Amiri decree on the appointment of the ministers under Sheikh Nasser as Prime Minister, as previously decreed July 2nd, 2006, and decreed the lineup be effective as of Monday and that it be reported in the official gazette.


According to AFP, energy minister Sheikh Ahmed Fahd al-Sabah -- a nephew of the Amir -- and state minister for cabinet affairs Mohammed Daifallah Sharar, who have come under fire from the opposition, were ousted from the government.


The energy portfolio in Kuwait was given to Sheikh Ali Jarrah al-Sabah, the outgoing minister of social affairs and labour. Sheikh Ali is an ex-banker and economist.


The new lineup is as follows:

  • Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah: First Deputy PM and Minister of Interior and Minister of Defense
  • Dr. Mohammad Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah: Deputy PM and Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Dr. Ismail Khudher Al-Shatti: Deputy PM and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs.
  • Ahmad Abdullah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah: Minister of Health
  • Bader Mishari Al-Humaidhi: Minister of Finance
  • Bader Nasser Al-Humeidi: Minister of Public Works and Minister of State for Housing Affairs
  • Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah: Minister of Social Affairs and Labor
  • Dr. Adel Taleb Al-Tabtabaei: Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education
  • Dr. Abdullah Al-Matouq: Minister of Justice and Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs
  • Abdullah Saud Al-Mhailbi: Minister of State for Municipal Affairs
  • Abdelhadi Abdelhameed Al-Saleh: Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs
  • Ali Jarrah Al-Sabah: Minister of Energy
  • Falah Fahad Mohammad Al-Hajri: Minister of Commerce and Industry Mohammad Nasser Al-Sanousi: Minsiter of Information Dr. Massouma
  • Saleh Al-Mubarak: Minister of Communications

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