KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kuwaiti Prime Minister His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah (http://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 (http://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 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaber_Al-Mubarak_Al-Hamad_Al-Sabah); Sheikh Mohammad Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister (http://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 (http://graphics.eiu.com/PDF/Democracy_Index_2010_web.pdf).
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SOURCE Al Madar