Kuwait: Emir approves formation of new government

SourceGulf Insider

On Tuesday the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmed Al Sabah, approved the formation of the 38th Cabinet of Minister headed by the Prime Minister, Sabah Al Khaled Al Sabah.The new cabinet was formed after Sabah Al Khaled’s government resigned last month, almost a month after it was created.Although Sabah Al Khaled was reappointed prime minister, the new government saw some changes with four new faces out of the 16 appointed ministers. The new appointments are former MPs and technocrats. One of new appointees Abdullah Al Roumi, serving as the Deputy Prime Minister, is seen as a bridge between government and parliament as he was the deputy speaker of parliament and is now part of the government.Dr. Rana Al Faris continues to serve as the only female minister, but she has been given a new role, in addition to her previous position as Minister of Public Works, titled Minister of State for Communication and Information Technology Affairs.The new...read more...