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Kuwait announces new government

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Amir approves formation

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 28: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received at Dar Yamamah on Tuesday His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah who handed him the proposed names for the new Cabinet formation.

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received His Highness Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al- Sabah, Prime Minister.

His Highness the Amir approved the formation and wished His Highness the Prime Minister the best in serving the people and residents of Kuwait. He hoped that the executive and legislative powers would cooperate for the sake of Kuwait’s development and welfare. His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah also received His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, who presented the list of ministers in the new Cabinet to His Highness.

The Cabinet line-up as contained in the first article of the Amiri order, and headed by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, includes the following:

1 – Hamad Jaber Al-Ali Al-Sabah – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense.

2 – Ahmad Mansour Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior.

3 – Dr. Mohammad Abdullatif Al- Fares – Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Oil, and Minister of Electricity, Water, and Renewable Energy.

4 – Issa Ahmad Al-Kandari – Minister of Awqaf (Endowment) and Islamic Affairs.

5 – Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah – Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs.

6 – Dr. Rana Abdullah Al-Fares – Minister of State for Municipal Affairs and Minister of State for Communication and Information Technology.

7 – Dr. Ali Fahad Al-Mudhaf – Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

8 – Justice Jamal Hadhel Al-Jalwai – Minister of Justice and Minister of State for Nazaha (Integrity) Enhancement.

9 – Dr. Hamad Ahmad Rouhaddeen – Minister of Information and Minister of Culture.

10 – Dr. Khaled Mhawes Al-Saeed – Minister of Health.

11 – Abduwahab Mohammad Al- Rushaid – Minister of Finance and Minister of State for Economic Affairs and Investment.

12 – Ali Hussein Al-Mousa — Minister of Public Works and Minister of State for Youth Affairs.

13 – Fahad Mutlaq Al-Shurai’an – Minister of Commerce and Industry.

14 – Mubarak Zaid Al-Mutairi – Minister of Social Affairs and Community Development, Minister of State for Housing Affairs and Urban Development.

15 – Mohammad Obaid Al-Rajhi – Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs.

According to the second article, His Highness the Prime Minister would be tasked with informing the National Assembly of the order effective on the date of issue. Kuwait witnessed formation of 39 governments over 60 years, the last of which was the one formed on March second, 2021 headed by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and included 15 ministers.

The 38th cabinet line-up was put together after His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah tasked Sheikh Sabah Khaled to run it, but it was dissolved on November 18th. The new government announcement came after an Amiri order assigning Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled as Prime Minister on November 23rd. The following is a chornology of the numerous cabinets throughout Kuwait’s history.

Cabinets during the era of the Amir Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah: The first government, called the transitional cabinet and chaired by the late Amir Sheikh Abdullah Al- Salem Al-Sabah, was formed on January 17, 1962. It consisted of 14 ministers, had a specific mandate for drafting a constitution, thus its tenure ended when this was accomplished on January 27, 1963. The second government, formed on January 28th, 1963, was chaired by Sheikh Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah and consisted of 15 ministers. It continued until December fifth, 1964.

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