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Kuwait appoints new defence, interior, finance, foreign ministers: KUNA

Mariam Al-Aqeel is the new finance minister, Ahmed Nasser AL-Mohammad Al-Sabah became the country's top diplomat, and Anas Khaled Nasser Al-Salih was appointed as interior minister

Reuters , Tuesday 17 Dec 2019
Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah (C), Emir of Kuwait, attends a session of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit held at the Saudi capital Riyadh on December 10, 2019. (Photo: AFP)
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Kuwait announced on Tuesday a new government had been formed, state news agency KUNA reported, a month after the government resigned due to a row between ruling family members and parliament.

Days after the resignation, Kuwait's ruler named Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid al-Sabah as prime minister, elevating him from his role as foreign minister.

According to KUNA, Mariam Al-Aqeel is the new finance minister, Ahmed Nasser AL-Mohammad Al-Sabah became the country's top diplomat and Anas Khaled Nasser Al-Salih was appointed as interior minister.

Oil Minister Khaled al-Fadhel kept his position.

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