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By Ibrahim Ramadan
NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AA) - The Mauritanian president on Thursday named Mohamed Ould Bilal as the country's new prime minister.
According to local media, Bilal asked the Cabinet of his predecessor Ismail Ould Bedde Ould Cheikh Sidiya to continue until a new government team is appointed.
“I was honored to be received by H.E the President of the Republic to whom I handed the resignation of the government,” Sidiya is quoted as saying by the Mauritanian News Agency.
Earlier in the day, the government of the North African nation of Mauritania submitted its resignation to President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani.
*Bassel Barakat contributed to this report from Ankara