Royal Decree approves reshuffle of PM Razzaz’s Cabinet


Published: 2019-05-09 15:59

Last Updated: 2019-05-10 18:02


His Majesty King Abdullah II issued on Thursday, May 9, 2019, a Royal Decree to approve on the appointment of eight new ministers to the government of Prime Minister Omar Razzaz, according to a Royal Court statement.

We, Abdullah II bin Al Hussein, King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, under Article 35 of the Jordanian Constitution, and upon the recommendation of the Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz, we order appointing:

  1. Salameh Hammad-Minister of Interior 
  2. Walid Masri- Minister of Local Government
  3. Yasera Ghosheh- Minister of State for the Development of Institutional Performance
  4. Mothanna Gharaibeh-Minister of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship
  5. Mohamad Al Ississ- Minister of Planning and International Cooperation
  6. Sami Daoud- Minister of State for Prime Ministry Affairs
  7. Nidal Batayneh- Minister of Labour
  8. Saad Jaber-Minister of Health

Issued in our palace, Raghadan Palace, in Ramadan 4, 1440 Hijri, corresponding to May 9, 2019.

The Ministers were sworn in before His Majesty at Al-Husseiniya Palace.

The swearing-in was attended by Prime Minister Omar Razzaz, Royal Hashemite Court Chief Yousef Issawi and His Majesty's Advisor for Communication and Coordination, Bisher Al Khasawneh.


A Royal Decree had also been issued, accepting the resignation of the following, as of May 9, 2019:

Samir Murad – Minister of Labour

  1. Walid Masri – Minister of Transport and Minister of Municipal Affairs
  2. Muhannad Shehadeh - Minister of State for Investment Affairs
  3. Sameer Mobaideen – Minister of Interior
  4. Mary Kawar – Minister of Planning and International Cooperation
  5. Mothanna Gharaibeh - Minister of Information and Communications Technology
  6. Ghazi Zaben- Minster of Health

Another Royal Decree had been issued accepting the resignation of Mohamad Al Ississ from his position as Special Adviser to His Majesty as of May 9, 2019.