Kuwait announces formation of new cabinet

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Kuwait on Monday announced the formation of a 12-member cabinet led by Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah.

Talal Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah was appointed as deputy prime minister, minister of defense, and acting interior minister, said Kuwait Center for Government Communication, citing a Kuwaiti Amiri decree.

Muhammad Al-Faris was appointed as deputy premier, minister of oil, and minister of state for cabinet affairs, Abdul Wahab al-Rasheed as minister of finance and minister of economic affairs and investment, and Ahmed Nasser Al-Sabah as minister of foreign affairs.

In May, the Kuwaiti emir approved the resignation of then Prime Minister Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and his cabinet, in which Ahmad served as first deputy prime minister and minister of interior.

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