Mohammed al-Hamili, replaced as UAE energy minister, at the 8th International Oil summit on April 5, 2007 in Paris
Mohammed al-Hamili attends the 8th International Oil summit on April 5, 2007 in Paris. The UAE replaced its energy minister, created a ministry of development and international cooperation, and merged foreign trade and economy into one ministry in a cabinet reshuffle announced on Tuesday. © Eric Piermont - AFP/File
Mohammed al-Hamili, replaced as UAE energy minister, at the 8th International Oil summit on April 5, 2007 in Paris
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Last updated: March 12, 2013

UAE energy minister replaced in cabinet reshuffle

The UAE replaced its energy minister, created a ministry of development and international cooperation, and merged foreign trade and economy into one ministry in a cabinet reshuffle announced on Tuesday.

Energy Minister Mohammed al-Hamili has been replaced by Suhail al-Mazrouie, a prominent businessman, according to state news agency WAM and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al-Maktoum on his Twitter account.

Three other new ministers have been appointed to "prepare for a new phase of economic development and for expanding cooperation with the rest of the world," said Sheikh Mohammad.

"The reshuffle brought in new young faces to renew ideas and follow up with changes and deal with important national matters that form a priority for all sons of the United Arab Emirates."

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bon Zayed al-Nahayan has approved the new formation, said WAM.

The last cabinet reshuffle in the oil-rich Gulf federation dates back to May 11, 2009.

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