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Bahrain Forms New Government

Bahrain Forms New Government

Tuesday, 4 December, 2018 - 19:45
Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa. (AFP)
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Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa approved on Tuesday the new cabinet lineup that was presented by Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa, reported the Bahraini news agency (BNA).

King Hamad appointed Prince Khalifa to his post on Sunday and tasked him with nominating members to the new cabinet.

The approved lineup stipulates the appointment of Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander as First Deputy Prime Minister.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al-Khalifa, Sheikh Ali bin Khalifa Al-Khalifa, Jawad bin Salem Al-Arrayed and Sheikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al-Khalifa were appointed as deputy premiers.

Mohammed bin Ibrahim Al-Mutawa was appointed Cabinet Minister, Lieutenant-General Sheikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al-Khalifa as Interior Minister, Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Khalifa as Foreign Minister, Dr. Majid bin Ali Al-Nuaimi as Education Minister, Dr. Abdulhussein bin Ali Mirza as Minister of Electricity and Water, Sheikh Khalid bin Ali bin Abdulla Al-Khalifa as Minister of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments and Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al-Khalifa as Minister of Oil.

Sheikh Salman bin Khalifa Al-Khalifa was appointed Minister of Finance and National Economy, Essam bin Abdulla Khalaf as Minister of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning, Jameel bin Mohammed Ali Humaidan as Minister of Labor and Social Development, Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed as Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, Bassem bin Yacoub Al-Hamer as Minister of Housing, Ghanim bin Fadhl Al-Bouainain as Parliament Minister, Faeqa bint Said Al-Saleh as Health Minister, Zayed bin Rashid Alzayani as Minister of Industry and Commerce, Ali bin Mohammed Al-Romaihi as Minister of Information Affairs, Major-General Abdulla bin Hassan Al-Nuaimi as Defense Affairs Minister and Aymen Tawfiq Almoayyed as Youth and Sports Affairs Minister.

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