4 portfolios trade hands in Algeria cabinet reshuffle

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika appoints new ministers of trade, tourism, sports and parliamentary affairs

4 portfolios trade hands in Algeria cabinet reshuffle

World Bulletin / News Desk

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Wednesday ordered a partial cabinet reshuffle, replacing the ministers of trade, tourism, sports and parliamentary affairs. 

According to a presidential decree, Mohamed Hattab was appointed youth and sports minister; Saeed Jalab was made trade minister; Abdul Qadir bin Masood was appointed tourism minister; and Mahjoub Bada was made parliamentary affairs minister. 

According to local political observers, the Trade Ministry is considered one of the Algerian cabinet’s most important portfolios.

The Trade Ministry played a pivotal role in formulating Algeria’s current austerity policy, which was adopted three years ago in hopes of stemming foreign-currency outflows by reducing imports.

 
Last Mod: 04 Nisan 2018, 18:28
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