Jordanian ministers resign before reshuffle of Khasawneh cabinet

Jordanian Prime Minister Bisher Khasawneh (left), followed by Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, walks to attend a parliament session in Amman, on Dec 15, 2021. (KHALIL MAZRAAWI / AFP)

AMMAN – Ministers in the Jordanian government submitted their resignation to Prime Minister Bisher Khasawneh on Wednesday to pave the way for a cabinet reshuffle, the state-run Petra news agency reported.

The upcoming cabinet reshuffle will be the fifth under the Khasawneh government. In October 2020, a Royal Decree was issued approving the appointment of Khasawneh as prime minister and minister of defense.

According to local media reports, the reshuffle is expected to include 5 to 10 ministerial portfolios.

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