UAE Announces Cabinet Reshuffle; Replaces Energy Minister

The cabinet reshuffle includes four new ministers and one new ministry.



“Such amendments are made to accelerate the pace of development in our country," tweeted Sheikh Mohammed.

The United Arab Emirates government has announced a cabinet reshuffle that includes four new ministers, a new ministry and some ministerial portfolio changes, it was announced on Tuesday.

As part of the reshuffle, Suhail Bin Mohammed al-Mazroui has been appointed as the country’s new energy minister, replacing Mohammed al-Hamli, official news agency WAM reported. Mazrouri was earlier the deputy CEO and senior vice president of new business development at Mubadala Oil and Gas.

Other new ministers include Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, the CEO of clean energy company Masdar, Abdullah Bin Mohammed Ghobash and Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi.

Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, the former Minister of Foreign Trade has now been appointed as the Minister of Development and International Cooperation, and Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, the former Minister for Higher Education and Scientific Research, has now become the Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development.

“Such amendments are made to accelerate the pace of development in our country and to further achieve the aspirations of our people,” tweeted Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Dubai’s ruler.

“There will be young faces with new ideas and energy to keep up with the rapid changes and to deal with our people’s top priorities.

“The former team of ministers have performed their duty, serving their country. UAE never forgets the achievements of its loyal citizens,” he added.