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Kuwait appoints four new Cabinet members, including oil minister

New oil minister Khaled Al Fadhel previously served as undersecretary at the ministry of commerce

Khaled Al Fadhel has been appointed as Kuwait's oil minister. Gustavo Ferrari for The National
Khaled Al Fadhel has been appointed as Kuwait's oil minister. Gustavo Ferrari for The National

Kuwait appointed four new ministers including Khaled Al Fadhel as the country's oil minister, state news agency Kuna reported on Monday.

Mr Al 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.

Saad Ibrahim Al Kharaz was appointed as Minister of Social Affairs, Fahd Ali Zayed as Islamic Affairs Minister and Maryam Hashem as Minister of State for Economic Affairs, Kuna reported.

The Cabinet accepted the resignation of Mr Al Fadhel's predecessor, Bakhit Al Rashidi, and the three other ministers, the agency said.

Mr Al Rashidi’s departure is unlikely to imply any change in Kuwaiti oil policy, which is decided by the country’s Supreme Petroleum Council.

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Updated: December 25, 2018 10:02 AM

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