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Kuwait Emir Issues Decree Approving New Cabinet

Kuwait Emir Issues Decree Approving New Cabinet

Tuesday, 2 March, 2021 - 18:00
A view of empty streets, in Kuwait City, Kuwait, amid the coronavirus pandemic. (EPA)

Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad Al-Sabah issued a decree on Tuesday approving a new cabinet that reappointed the oil and finance ministers, the state news agency said.

The previous government had resigned in January in a standoff with parliament that had posed the first big political challenge to the emir since he assumed power last September at a time the OPEC member state is facing a liquidity crunch.

Oil Minister Mohammad Abdulatif al-Fares, Finance Minister Khalifa Hamade and Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nasser Al-Sabah were reappointed in the new cabinet.

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