A decree was issued on Tuesday by Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to appoint Sheikh Mohammed Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah as the new prime minister.
Sheikh Mohammed was appointed to form a new government, a local newspaper, citing an informed source, said.
A statement is yet to be issued by the Emiri Diwan.
The appointment comes three months after former Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Hamad Al-Sabah submitted his resignation, in the fourth such case in the past two years and a half.
Sheikh Mohammed is the fourth son of former Kuwaiti ruler, Sheikh Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, who ruled the Gulf country between 1965 and 1977.
Several important posts have been occupied by the new premier, including the posts of deputy prime minister, foreign affairs minister and finance minister.