Kuwait’s Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah Image Credit: The White House

Cairo: Kuwait’s Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah Sunday evening issued a decree for a minor cabinet reshuffle, two months after a government was installed in the country. Under the decree, the portfolio of oil, electricity and water was split in two ministries and a new finance minister named.

Khalid Mohammad Al Fadhel has kept his post as minister of oil while the portfolio of electricity and water has gone to Mohammad Hajji Busheheri. Mariam Oqeil Al Oqeil, named the finance minister in the government formed last December, was appointed Sunday as minister of social affairs and the minister of state for economic affairs. Barrak Ali has replaced her as finance minister.

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The Emir later swore in the new ministers, Kuwait’s official news agency KUNA reported.

At the swearing-in ceremony, the Emir urged the new ministers to heed interests of the country, attend to citizens’ needs and apply the law, the agency said.

Attending the ceremony were Crown Prince Shaikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Jaber and Prime Minister Shaikh Sabah Al Khalid Al Sabah.