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King of Bahrain Reappoints Crown Prince as PM, Forms New Govt 

King of Bahrain Reappoints Crown Prince as PM, Forms New Govt 

Tuesday, 22 November, 2022 - 07:15
Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. (SPA)

Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa issued a Royal Order on Monday appointing Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander, as Prime Minister. 

Prince Salman expressed his gratitude to King Hamad on the appointment, pledging to continue assuming his responsibility to the fullest. 

He had accepted the cabinet's resignation earlier on Monday after general elections were held on Nov. 12.

Later on Monday, King Hamad issued another Royal Order on the formation of a new government, reported the state news agency BNA.

Sheikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa was appointed Deputy Prime Minister.  

Sheikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa was named Minister of Interior, Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Alzayani was named Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Sheikh Salman bin Khalifa Al Khalifa was named Minister of Finance and National Economy. 

Lieutenant General Abdulla bin Hassan Alnoaimi was named Minister of Defense Affairs and Dr. Mohammed bin Mubarak bin Daina was named Oil and Environment Minister. 

Prince Salman later sent a cable to King Hamad to thank him for the formation of the cabinet. 

He expressed his deepest gratitude to the monarch for entrusting him to continue serving the kingdom and its people.  

The crown prince pledged to continue dedicated and spirited work to concretize royal visions and achieve development goals.  

He expressed unwavering commitment to continue working with utmost dedication, under the wise leadership of King Hamad to achieve Bahrain’s development and progress, in accordance with the National Action Charter and the Constitution, which inspired the 2030 Bahrain Economic Vision.  

He announced a new phase in national work, pledging to pursue efforts to implement plans, programs and strategies along with all Team Bahrain members to build the nation together and serve citizens, being a top priority, for a better present and future for the kingdom. 

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