Kuwait appoints four new ministers, fills key oil role

Kuwait has appointed Khaled Al-Fadhel as its new oil minister while three other ministers have been named
Kuwait appoints four new ministers, fills key oil role
Khaled Al-Fadhel has taken on the role after the resignation of his predecessor, Bakhit Al-Rashidi (pictured).
By Sam Bridge
Mon 24 Dec 2018 08:36 PM

Kuwait has appointed a new oil minister and three other ministers, according to the Kuwait News Agency.

It reported on Monday that Khaled Al-Fadhel has taken on the role after the resignation of his predecessor, Bakhit Al-Rashidi, had been accepted

It said Fadhel previously held the title of undersecretary at the ministry of commerce, and was a professor at Kuwait University’s Faculty of Engineering and Petroleum.

Fadhel was appointed as Minister of Oil and Electricity and Water, while Saad Ibrahim al-Kharaz became Minister of Social Affairs, Fahd Ali Zayed was named Islamic Affairs Minister and Maryam Hashem was appointed Minister of State for Economic Affairs, KUNA added.

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