New government sworn in – Jordan

His Majesty King Abdullah poses for a group photo with the new government of Awn Khasawneh on Monday (Photo by Yousef Allan)

AMMAN (JT) – Prime Minister Awn Khasawneh and his Cabinet were sworn in on Monday before His Majesty King Abdullah, becoming the 94th government since 1921 and the ninth since the King ascended the Throne in 1999.

The Cabinet held its first meeting later yesterday, chaired by the prime minister, who stressed the need to work as a team to implement His Majesty’s vision and deal with the challenges facing the Kingdom in this pivotal phase.

Of Khasawneh’s 29-strong team, 16 new members were appointed ministers for the first time, and 13 ministers have served in previous governments.

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