New cabinet announced in Jordan

Published July 21st, 2003 - 02:00 GMT

According to a royal decree issued on Monday, the Jordanian prime Minister Ali Abu al-Ragheb formed a new Jordanian government. The new cabinet includes 28 ministers. New changes include:  

- The deputy Premier and Minister of Justice - Fares al Nabulsi - remained in his post  

- Mohammad al Halaykah has been appointed as Deputy PM and Minister of State for Administrative Development Affairs.  

- Journalist Nabil al Sharif has been appointed as Minister of Information  

- The Information Minister in the outgoing government - Mohammad Adwan - has been appointed as Minister of State for political affairs, which he was also holding in the former government in addition to the Ministry of Information.  

- Samer al Tawil has been appointed as Minister of Tourism  

- A former Minister of Culture in Kabariti’s Government - Samir al Habashneh - has been appointed as Minister of Interior.  

- Mohammad Abu Hammour - who was secretary general at the ministry of Finance - has been appointed as Minister of Commerce and Industry.  

- Hisham al Gharaybeh - who was the vice president of Yarmouk University - has been appointed as Minister of Environment (new portfolio).  

- Hakem al Qadi, a new face in the government, has been appointed as Minister of Health.  

- Tawfiq Kraishan has been appointed as Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs.  

- Abed Shakhanbeh has been appointed as Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs.  

 

The prime minister and the ministers took their oath before King Abdullah II.  

 

A royal decree was issued Sunday on accepting the resignation and assigning for forming the new government. (Albawaba.com)


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