Sheikh Sabah
Sheikh Sabah appointed FM

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 23, (Agencies): Kuwait on Sunday named Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Sabah as foreign minister to replace Sheikh Mohammad Al-Sabah who resigned last week reportedly over a graft case. Sheikh Sabah will also be a deputy prime minister.
Sheikh Sabah, a senior member of the ruling family and former minister of information and social affairs, was sworn in by HH the Amir, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, the official KUNA news agency reported.
Sheikh Mohammad resigned last week reportedly over a graft scandal engulfing  the country and involving a number of MPs.

He became the second senior ruling family member to quit the cabinet since June when deputy premier Sheikh Ahmad Fahad Al-Sabah resigned following an apparent power struggle with Kuwait’s prime minister.
The latest resignation came as the opposition steps up its campaign for Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Mohammad al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, a nephew of the Amir, to step down.

Sheikh Sabah had earlier received Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah at Dar Salwa earlier Sunday with attendance of His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah.

The Amir congratulated the new minister, wishing him success in his mission to serve the country.
Sheikh Nasser Mohammad Al-Sabah commended the new foreign minister, and said he was keen on serving Kuwait in regional and international meetings.

The official ceremony was attended by Deputy Minister for Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al-Sabah, State Minister for Cabinet affairs Ali Al-Rashed, Secretary General of the Cabinet Abullatif Abdullah Al-Roudhan, Director of HH the Amir’s Office Ahmad Al-Fahad, and head of Amiri Department of Protocols and Ceremonies Sheikh Khaled Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah.

His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable of congratulations to Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on the occasion of his appointment as the Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister.

Earlier, Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad was sworn in before His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
HH the Crown Prince wished him success in his new post serving the country.

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