Large cabinet reshuffle in Jordan

King Abdullah II of Jordan approved the cabinet reshuffle introduced by his Prime Minister Bichar al-Khasawneh, which affected ten ministries and was marked by the entry of five new ministers, the merger of two ministries and the transformation of other ministerial departments. .

One of the ministries targeted by the amendment is Interior, headed by the National Center for Security and Crisis Management, General Mezan al-Faraya, and now appointed Vice President under the leadership of Justice. Ahmed Ziyadat, Minister of State for Legal Affairs.

The outgoing Ministers of Interior and Justice, Sameer Mobaiden and Basam Talhouni, resigned in late February at the request of the Prime Minister, after violating procedures and measures to prevent the spread of the coronovirus virus.

About twenty ministers have retained their functions in the new executive, among them Ayman Safadi of Foreign Affairs and Finance Mohammed al-Assadas.

Under the new amendment, the posts of Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of State for Economic Affairs and Minister of State for Institutional Performance Development have been abolished.

The new ministers were sworn in before King Abdullah II on Sunday.

(With MAP)

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