GCC secretary general Al-Zayani to become Bahrain’s foreign minister

Bahrain’s king appointed Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Abdullatif Al-Zayani as the kingdom’s next foreign minister on Thursday. (File/AFP)
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  • Al-Zayani will replace Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa as foreign minister
  • Sheikh Khalid has been appointed as diplomatic adviser to the king

MANAMA: Bahrain’s king appointed Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Abdullatif Al-Zayani as the kingdom’s next foreign minister on Thursday, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
Al-Zayani will take up his post when his term as GCC secretary general ends in March 2020.
He will replace Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa who has been minister of foreign affairs since 2005 and has been appointed as diplomatic adviser to the king.