Kuwait has appointed Anas al-Saleh, the Finance and Deputy Prime Minister, as a new acting Oil Minister, having replaced Ali al-Omair in the post.
Al-Omair was previously rumored to be dismissed over his recent attempts to introduce unwelcome changes to the state oil companies’ management, Reuters reported.
The cabinet reshuffle is unlikely to lead to significant shifts in the country’s oil policy as it is formulated by the Kuwait’s Supreme Petroleum Council.
Al-Omair was named the Minister for Public Works and Parliamentary Affairs.
In the ongoing personnel changes, Electricity, Water and Public Works Minister, Ahmad Khaled al-Jassar, has resigned, with Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah al-Mubarak taking over the post.