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New government sworn in

By JT - Jun 01,2016 - Last updated at Jun 01,2016

His Majesty King Abdullah speaks to Prime Minister Hani Mulki and members of his Cabinet during the swearing in ceremony on Wednesday (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)

AMMAN – Prime Minister Hani Mulki and his Cabinet were sworn in Wednesday before His Majesty King Abdullah. 

Besides Mulki, who succeeded outgoing premier Abdullah Ensour, the Cabinet consists of 28 ministers.

Eleven ministers are from the outgoing government. 

The Cabinet includes eight first-time ministers, and nine who have served in previous governments.

On Sunday, King Abdullah entrusted Mulki to form a new government, succeeding that of Ensour, which resigned earlier in the day after a Royal Decree was issued dissolving the Lower House of Parliament as the Kingdom prepares to hold new parliamentary elections later this year. 



Cabinet list

Following is the list of Prime Minister Hani Mulki’s Cabinet members:


  • Hani Mulki: Prime Minister and Minister of Defence
  • Jawad Anani: Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs and Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply
  • Mohammad Thneibat: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education 
  • Nasser Judeh: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and Expatriate  Affairs
  • Salameh Hammad: Minister of Interior
  • Hazem Nasser: Minister of Water and Irrigation
  • Adel Tweisi: Minister of Culture 
  • Musa Maaytah: Minister of Political and Parliamentary Affairs and Minister of State 
  • Imad Fakhoury: Minister of Planning and International Cooperation
  • Ali Ghezawi: Minister of Labour
  • Mahmoud Sheyab: Minister of Health 
  • Wajih Owais: Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research
  • Yahya Kisbi: Minister of Transport 
  • Yaseen Khayyat: Minister of Environment 
  • Walid Masri: Minister of Municipal Affairs  
  • Ibrahim Saif: Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources 
  • Mohammad Momani: Minister of State for Media Affairs 
  • Sami Halaseh: Minister of Public Works and Housing 
  • Bassam Talhouni: Minister of Justice 
  • Majd Shweikeh: Minister of ICT
  • Omar Malhas: Minister of Finance 
  • Reda Khawaldeh: Minister of Agriculture 
  • Rami Wreikat: Minister of Youth 
  • Fawaz Irsheidat: Minister of State for Prime Ministry Affairs 
  • Wael Arabiyat: Minister of Awqaf 
  • Yasera Ghosheh: Minister of Public Sector Development 
  • Lina Ennab: Minister of Tourism 
  • Khawla Armouti: Minister of Social Development 
  • Khaled Huneifat: Minister of State 



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