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Emir of Kuwait Appoints New Prime Minister

Emir of Kuwait Appoints New Prime Minister

Tuesday, 19 November, 2019 - 11:30
Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. (AP file photo)

Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah appointed on Tuesday Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khalid Al-Sabah as the new prime minister.


A new foreign minister will be appointed as the constitution bars the premier from assuming a ministerial position.


The Emir had received at the Bayan palace National Assembly Speaker Marzouq al-Ghanim and former Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak as part of regular consultations to form a new government.


The cabinet had resigned last week.


On Monday, the Emir ordered the removal of Defense Minister Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, and Interior Minister Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah from their posts in the current caretaker cabinet.


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