VOL. XLIV

No. 17

23-April-2001

BAHRAIN

Industry Portfolio Separated From Oil In Cabinet Reshuffle

Shaikh 'Isa bin 'Ali Al Khalifa retains his post as oil minister after a cabinet reshuffle announced by the Amir of Bahrain, Shaikh Hamad bin 'Isa Al Khalifa, on 17 April, but the industry portfolio has been transferred from him to the Minister of Commerce, 'Ali Salih 'Abd Allah al-Salih. Nabil al-Hamer becomes minister of information, while the former incumbent, Muhammad al-Mutawa, retains his post...