Kuwait PM appoints finance minister in cabinet reshuffle
Kuwait's Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf al-Sabah has appointed a new finance minister as part of a cabinet reshuffle that left other major roles unchanged, state news agency KUNA reported on Sunday.
The crown prince in March reappointed Sheikh Ahmad as prime minister, more than a month after the government resigned in response to friction with an opposition-controlled parliament.
Of the main portfolios, Manaf Abdulaziz Al Hajri was made minister of finance and minister of state for economic and investment affairs, while Bader Al Mulla, the incumbent oil minister, stays on in the role.
Sheikh Talal Al-Khaled Al-Sabah was re-appointed as minister of interior and acting minister of defense, and Sheikh Salem Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah remains foreign minister.