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03KUWAIT3831 2003-08-20 14:40:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Kuwait
Cable title:  

FINAL CABINET LISTING

Tags:   PGOV PINR KU 
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UNCLAS KUWAIT 003831

SIPDIS

STATE FOR NEA/ARP, INR/NESA, INR/B

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV PINR KU
SUBJECT: FINAL CABINET LISTING

REF: KUWAIT 3141

This message updates reftel and provides the complete listing
of Kuwait's Cabinet in protocol order. The Cabinet was
officially formed July 14, 2003 with one exception: the
Minister of Social Affairs and Labor was appointed July 27,
after reftel was transmitted.

Prime Minister: His Highness Shaykh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Jaber
al-Sabah (First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister in
the previous Cabinet)

Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister: His Excellency
Shaykh Nawwaf al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah (not in previous
Cabinet; was Deputy Commander of the National Guard)

Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister: His Excellency
Shaykh Jaber Mubarak al-Hamad al-Sabah (no change)

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet
Affairs and Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs:
His Excellency Mohammed Dhaifullah Sharar (no change)

Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs: His Excellency
Abdullah al-Matooq (not in previous Cabinet)

Minister of Commerce and Industry: His Excellency Abdullah
Abdulrahman al-Taweel (not in previous Cabinet)

Minister of Communications, Minister of Planning, Minister of
State for Development of Administrative Affairs: His
Excellency Shaykh Ahmed Abdullah al-Ahmed al-Sabah (held the
Communications portfolio in the previous Cabinet)

Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education: His
Excellency Dr. Rasheed Hamad al-Hamad (not in previous
Cabinet)

Minister of Energy (a new ministry, merging Ministry of Oil
and Ministry of Electricity and Water): His Excellency
Shaykh Ahmed al-Fahd al-Ahmed al-Sabah (was Minister of
Information and Acting Minister of Oil)

Minister of Finance: His Excellency Mahmoud al-Nouri (not in
previous Cabinet)

Minister of Social Affairs and Labor: His Excellency Feisal
al-Hajji (not in previous Cabinet; named July 27. Graduate
of Cairo University - Business Administration, 1968; former
diplomat who rose to be Ambassador to Bahrain (1988-92); head
of Kuwait Hotel Company.

Minister of Health: His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Ahmed
al-Jarallah (no change)

Minister of Information: His Excellency Mohammed Abdullah
Abulhassan (was UN PermRep)

Minister of Foreign Affairs: His Excellency Shaykh Dr.
Mohammed Sabah al-Salem al-Sabah (was Minister of State for
Foreign Affairs, Acting Finance Minister, and Acting Planning
Minister in previous cabinet)

Minister of Justice: His Excellency Ahmed Yaqoub Baqer
al-Abdullah (note: name generally shown as Ahmed Baqer; held
this post as well as Awqaf and Islamic Affairs in previous
Cabinet; the only member of the current Cabinet who is also
an elected member of the National Assembly)

Minister of Public Works and Minister of State for Housing
Affairs: His Excellency Badr Nasser al-Humaidhi (not in
previous Cabinet)
URBANCIC