ANKARA

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced a cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday, with Anwar Gargash being removed from his post as a minister of state for foreign affairs.

Gargash was appointed an adviser to the UAE president and Sheikh Shakhbout bin Nahyan was appointed as his replacement, Vice-President and Prime Minister Mohamed bin Rashid said on Twitter.

Bin Rashid described the changes as a “small cabinet reshuffle” in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Gargash has held the position of Minister of State for Foreign Affairs since February 2008, while Shakhbut bin Nahyan had served as the UAE’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia since July 2017.

*Ibrahim Mukhtar contributed to this report from Ankara.

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