Kuwait’s emir accepts government’s resignation

(170329) — DEAD SEA, March 29, 2017 (Xinhua) — The Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah (front) attends the 28th Arab League Summit at the Dead Sea, south of the capital Amman, Jordan, on March 29, 2017. The 28th ordinary Arab League Summit opened in Dead Sea, Jordan on Wednesday morning, with 15 state leaders from the 22 member states attending the meeting. (Xinhua/Meng Tao) (sxk)

Kuwait City, Nov 15 (IANS) Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah accepted on Thursday the resignation of the government submitted by the prime minister, the Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) said.

The emir ordered the cabinet to serve as caretaker until a new government would be formed, the KUNA said.

Kuwait’s Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah has submitted the resignation of his government to the emir earlier on Thursday, Xinhua news agency reported.

The resignation was submitted by the prime minister to “rearrange the government tasks,” Tareq Al-Mizrem, official spokesman of the government, said in a statement without giving further details.

Kuwait experiences frequent cabinet reshuffles, with the latest cabinet formed less than two years ago.


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