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Royal Decree approves reshuffle of PM Khasawneh’s Cabinet

Ministers sworn in before His Majesty at Basman Palace

By JT - Mar 08,2021 - Last updated at Mar 08,2021

The ministers were sworn in before His Majesty King Abdullah at Basman Palace on Sunday (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)

AMMAN — A Royal Decree was issued on Sunday, approving a reshuffle of Prime Minister Bisher Al Khasawneh’s Cabinet.

Mohammad Najjar was appointed as minister of water and irrigation, Ali Ayed as minister of culture, Wajih Azaizeh as minister of transport, Ahmad Ziadat as minister of justice and Khaled Hneifat as minister of agriculture, according to a Royal Court statement.

The Royal Decree also approved the appointment of Mohammad Khair Abu Qudais as minister of education and minister of higher education and scientific research, Mahmoud Kharabsheh as minister of state for legal affairs, Maen Qatamin as minister of labour, Sakher Dudin as minister of state for media affairs and Mazen Faraiah as minister of interior.

The ministers were sworn in before His Majesty King Abdullah at Basman Palace.

Khasawneh and Royal Hashemite Court Chief Yousef Issawi attended the swearing-in.

A Royal Decree has also been issued accepting the resignation of the following, as of March 7, 2021: Umayya Toukan as deputy prime minister and minister of state for economic affairs, Mohammad Daoudiyeh as minister of agriculture, Tayseer Nueimi as minister of education, Ali Ayed as minister of state for media affairs and Ahmad Ziadat as minister of state for legal affairs.

The decree also accepted the resignation of Basim Tweissi as minister of culture, Mohammad Khair Abu Qudeis as minister of higher education and scientific research, Mahmoud Kharabsheh as minister of state, Marwan Khitan as minister of transport, Motasem Saidan as minister of water and irrigation and Rab’ah Ajarmeh as minister of state for institutional performance development and Maen Qatamin as minister of labour and minister of state for investment affairs.

A Royal Decree had been issued earlier, accepting the resignation of Justice Minister Bassam Talhouni and Interior Minister Samir Mubaideen from their positions as of February 28, 2021.

King Abdullah received the outgoing ministers at Basman Palace on Sunday and thanked them for their efforts.

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