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Kuwait new government sworn in

October 17, 2022 at 4:11 pm

This picture taken on September 20, 2020 shows a Kuwaiti national flag flying from a mast in Kuwait City [YASSER AL-ZAYYAT/AFP via Getty Images]

Kuwait’s new Government was sworn in Monday before the country’s Crown Prince, Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Anadolu News Agency reports.

Speaking during the swearing-in ceremony, Sheikh Mishal said loyalty to the country and its ruler, respect of the Constitution and laws and protecting freedoms are foundation of the government’s actions, according to the state news agency, KUNA.

“Let us join hands for this service, and put aside differences and cooperate for the sake of the Nation,” he added.

On Sunday, the Crown Prince issued a decree restructuring the new government formation under pressure from Parliament.

The new line-up, headed by Prime Minister, Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, includes 16 ministers.

In July, the government resigned amid severe disputes with lawmakers.

Last month, Kuwaiti opposition lawmakers secured nearly 60 per cent of seats in the 50-seat National Assembly, according to official results.

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