Kuwait's emir on Monday approved the formation of a new Cabinet in which the oil and finance ministers in the Opec member state were replaced, the government communications office said.
Sheikh Nawaf Al Sabah reappointed Sheikh Sabah Al Sabah as prime minister to head the new government after parliamentary elections on December 5. Ten of the 15 members are new, with many of them experts in their respective fields.
Hamad Al Sabah was appointed deputy prime minister and replaces Ahmad Mansour Al Sabah as defence minister.
Mohammad Al Fares, a board member of the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, was named minister for oil, electricity and water, replacing Khaled Al Fadhel.
Khalifa Hamade was appointed finance minister, replacing Barak Al Shitan. Mr Hamade, who served as finance ministry undersecretary for more than a decade, is the fifth person to hold the post in less than seven years.
Ahmed Nasser Al Sabah was reappointed foreign minister.
Anas Al Saleh was named deputy prime minister and minister of state for cabinet affairs. He was formerly the interior minister.
Thamer Al Sabah was appointed as minister of interior and Nawaf Al Yaseen will serve as minister of justice.
Rana Al Faris, the only woman in the Cabinet, was appointed minister of public works and minister of state of municipal affairs.
Basil Al Sabah was appointed minister of health.
Ali Al Mudhaf was appointed minister of education and higher education.
Faisal Al Medlej was named minister of trade and industry and minister of state for economic affairs.
Issa Al Kandari was named minister of social affairs and minister of endowments and Islamic affairs.
Abdul Rahman Al Mutairi was named minister of information and minister of state for youth affairs.
Abdullah Marafie was named minister of state for housing affairs and minister of state for services.