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Jordanian king approves cabinet reshuffle

26 Sep 2023, 22:49 GMT+10

AMMAN, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- King Abdullah II of Jordan on Tuesday approved a reshuffle in the government of Prime Minister Bisher Khasawneh, according to a Royal Court statement.

A Royal Decree was issued to approve the cabinet reshuffle, under which Raed Abu Soud was appointed as minister of Water and Irrigation, Wajih Azaizeh as minister of State, Ahmad Maher Abul Samen as minister of Public Works and Housing, Haditha Khraisha as minister of Political and Parliamentary Affairs, Yousef Shamali as minister of Industry, Trade, and Supply, Nadia Rawabdeh as minister of Labour, Wesam Tahtamouni as minister of Transport and Muhannad Mubaidin as minister of Government Communications.

The ministers were sworn in before the king, it added.

On Monday, Jordan's cabinet ministers submitted their resignations in preparation for the seventh cabinet reshuffle in the government of Khasawneh, who was tasked by King Abdullah II to form a government on Oct. 7, 2020, succeeding former prime minister Omar Al-Razzaz.

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