Kuwaiti Prime Minister Announces New Cabinet

By Al Madar, PRNE
Sunday, May 8, 2011

KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait, May 9, 2011 - Kuwaiti Prime Minister His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah
(www.pm.gov.kw/index.asp) announced his new cabinet Sunday. The new
cabinet was sworn in and welcomed by the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah
(www.da.gov.kw/eng/) who issued an Amiri decree approving the
selections and told the new leaders that they have an obligation of great
responsibility and trust.

The 16-member cabinet includes six new faces, including a new female
minister who will lead the nation's Ministry of Commerce and Industry. The
Amiri decree listed the ministers as: Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah,
First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense
(en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaber_Al-Mubarak_Al-Hamad_Al-Sabah); Sheikh
Mohammad Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister
(www.mofa.gov.kw/MOFA/Minister_resume.htm); Sheikh Ahmad Fahad
Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah
, Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs and Minister of
State Development Affairs and Minister of State for Housing Affairs; Sheikh
Ahmad Al-Humoud Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of
Interior; Dr. Mohammad Hassan Al-Afasi, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of
Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of Justice; Ali Fahad Rashed Al-Rashed,
Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs; Dr. Mohammad Al-Besairi, Minister of
Oil and Minister of State for Parliament Affairs; Ahmad Abdelmihsin
Al-Mlaifi, Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education; Dr. Amani
Khalid Buresli, Minister of Commerce and Industry; Mustafa Jassem Al-Shamali,
Minister of Finance; Dr. Hilal Msaed Al-Sayer, Minister of Health; Dr. Fadhil
Safar Ali Safar
, Minister of Public Works and Minister of State for Municipal
Affairs; Sami Abdelletif Al-Nesef, Minister of Information and Minister of
Communications; Mohammad Abbas Al-Nomes, Minister of Awqaf and Islamic
Affairs; and Salem Al-Uthayna, Minister of Electricity and Water.

This is the seventh cabinet led by Sheikh Nasser since he was first
appointed as Prime Minister in 2006. The Amir entrusted Sheikh Nasser with
stewardship of the nation once again when he reappointed him as Premier last
month, following the government's resignation on March 31.

Since its independence in 1961, Kuwait has allowed for robust political
debate. With a wholly elected parliament, Kuwait is considered the most
democratic among GCC nations as recently ranked in the Economist Intelligence
Unit's 2010 Democracy Index (graphics.eiu.com/PDF/Democracy_Index_2010_web.pdf).

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