Algerian President reshuffles cabinet, replacing foreign minister

Ahmed Attaf has been named to the post

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune. Photo: Algerian Presidency
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Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Thursday reshuffled the Cabinet, replacing the country's foreign minister, the presidency announced.

Ahmed Attaf was named Foreign Minister, taking over from Ramtane Lamamra, the presidency said.

Tayeb Zitouni replaced Kamel Rezig as Minister of Trade and Export Promotion.

Laaziz Fayed was named Minister of Finance, taking over from Brahim Djamel Kessali.

Meriem Benmiloud replaced Hocine Cherhabil as Minister of Digitisation and Statistics.

Abderrahmane Hammad was named as Youth and Sports Minister, Youcef Cherfa as Transport Minister, Mokhtar Didouche as Tourism Minister, Faiza Dahleb as Environment Minister, Ahmed Bidani as Minister of Fishing and Fishery Products, and Taha Derbal as Minister of Irrigation.

Interior Minister Brahim Merad and Energy Minister Mohamed Arkab retained their posts.

Other ministers who kept their posts include the ministers of higher education, health and communications.

Updated: March 16, 2023, 7:25 PM