BEIRUT, June 13 (KUNA) -- Formation of the new Lebanese government, led by
Prime Minister Naguib Mikati, has been completed, said Monday Suhail Bouji,
Secretary General of the Lebanese Cabinet.
Bouji, who read out the Cabinet's formation decree, said that it is made up
of Al-Mikati as Lebanese Prime Minister, Samir Moqbil as Deputy Prime
Minister, and National Defense Minister Fayez Ghusn, State Minister Talal
Arslan, and State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Nikola Fattoush.
Further, Ghazi Al-Areidi became Minister of Transport, Ali Kansouh became
the Minister of State, Ali Hassan Khalil as the Minister of Public Health, and
Mohammad Al-Safadi as the Minister of Finance.
Mohammad Fanish became State Minister for Administrative Development, Wael
Abu Faour as Minister of Social Affairs, Gobran Basil as Minister of Energy
and Water, Hussein Al-Hagg Hassan as Minister of Agriculture, and Charbel
Nahas as Minister of Labor.
Fady Aboud became the Minister of Tourism, while Salim Karam as Minister of
State, Nadem Al-Khouri as Minister of Environment, and Chikeeb Qartabawi as
Minister of Justice, Adnan Mansour as Minister of Foreign Affairs and
Expatriates, Nikola Nahas as Minister of Economy and Trade, Marwan Charbel as
Minister of Interior and Municipalities, and Walid Al-Da'ouq as Minister of
Elias Taboungyan as Minister of Industry, Banous Managin as Minister of
State, Hassan Diab as Minister of Education and Higher Education, Gabi Lyon as
Minister of Culture, Nikola Sahnawi as Minister of Communications, and Faisal
Karami as Minister of Youth and Sport. (end)
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