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Energy Minister Mohammed al-Hamili has been replaced by Suhail al-Mazrouie, a prominent businessman, according to state news agency WAM and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al-Maktoum on his Twitter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