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Kuwait forms first government under new emir

Kuwait's new emir Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad al-Sabah swears the constitutional oath Kuwait News Agency/Handout via Reuters
Kuwait's new emir Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad al-Sabah swears the constitutional oath

Kuwait has formed a government headed by Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed Sabah al-Salem al-Sabah, the state news agency said, the country’s first cabinet after the death of its previous ruler, Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah.

Sheikh Mohammed appointed new ministers for oil, finance and foreign affairs in the first cabinet formed under Kuwait’s new Emir Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad al-Sabah, which he said would carry out reforms to comply with the emir’s guidance.

“This is a heavy responsibility in a new phase of Kuwait’s history which includes challenges and aspirations and requires further hard work and genuine accomplishment,” the prime minister said, quoted by official state news agency Kuna.

The prime minister appointed Emad Mohammed al-Atiqi as oil minister, Anwar Ali al-Mudhaf as finance minister and Abdullah Ali al-Yahya as foreign minister.

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