Kurdistan Minister of Natural Resources resigns

KRG's Minister of Natural Resources Kamal Atrushi

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SULAIMANI — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister's office said on Thursday (May 26) that the KRG's Minister of Natural Resources Kamal Atrushi has resigned due to health conditions.

In a statement, the prime minister's office said that the KRG's Premier Masrour Barzani has accepted Artushi's resignation. Atrushi will be traveling abroad for treatment and will need time to recover.

The statement added that the KRG's minister of electricity, Kamal Mohammed Salih, has been appointed as acting minister for the Ministry of Natural Resources.

It also said that "Atrushi will be the prime minister's adviser on energy affairs if his health condition allows."

Atrushi was appointed as the MNR minister in January 2021.

(NRT Digital Media)