Kuwaiti emir reappoints PM, dismisses 2 cabinet ministers

08:53 PM | 18 Nov, 2019
Kuwaiti emir reappoints PM, dismisses 2 cabinet ministers

KUWAIT CITY – Kuwait's Emir Sheikh, Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, on Monday reappointed Sheikh Jaber al-Mubarak al-Hamad al-Sabah as the country's prime minister.

The prime minister had announced the government's resignation to the Kuwaiti emir on November 14.

Following the reappointment, the Kuwaiti prime minister was tasked with nominating new members of the cabinet and present a list of Names to the emir, the Kuna news agency reported.

The Kuwaiti emir also ordered to relieve Defense Minister Sheikh Nasser Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, and Interior Minister Sheikh Khaled al-Jarrah al-Sabah from their posts following the government's resignation last week, according to reports in media.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah al-Khaled al-Hamad al-Sabah will become the defense minister in the new cabinet, while Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Anas al-Saleh will take office as the interior minister, the media stated.