KUWAIT, Jan 6 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah issued two Amiri decrees on Monday accepting the resignation of seven ministers and reshuffled the current government.
The ministers who submitted their resignations are: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Oil Mustafa Al-Shimali, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Salem Abdulaziz Al-Saud Al-Sabah, Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Thikra Ayed Al-Rashidi, Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs and Minister of State for Planning and Development Dr. Rola Dashti.
Minister of State for Housing Affairs and Minister of State for Municipal Affairs Salem Al-Atheina, Minister of Justice and Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Shareeda Al-Mousherji and Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education Dr. Nayef Al-Hajraf were also among the resigned ministers.
The National Assembly is to be notified of this decree and be implemented once it is published in the official gazette.
The second Amiri decree reshuffled the government following the resignation of the ministers.
Following the reshuffle, the cabinet line up consists of First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Minister of Finance Anas Khaled Al-Saleh, Minister of Communications and Minister of State for Municipal Affairs Essa Ahmad Al-Kandari and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah.
The newly-appointed ministers are: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce and Industry Dr. Abdulmohsen Al-Madaj, Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education Ahmad Al-Mulaifi, Minister of Health Dr. Ali Saad Al-Obaidi, Minister of Oil and Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs Dr. Ali Saleh Al-Omair, Minister of Justice and Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Dr. Nayef Mohammad Al-Ajmi, Minister of State for Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of State for Planning and Development Hind Sabeeh Al-Sabeeh and Minister of State for Housing Affairs Yasser Hassan Abul. (end) nfm