(FILES) Israeli Minister of Transport Yisrael Katz attends the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem on February 17, 2019. - The Israeli government on December 31, 2023 approved the appointment of a new foreign minister to replace Eli Cohen, a statement said, in a pre-arranged reshuffle. Israel Katz, the current energy minister, will swap positions with Cohen as part of the ministerial rotation that is subject to parliamentary approval. (Photo by Sebastian Scheiner / POOL / AFP)

TEL AVIV (Agencies): The Israeli Cabinet of Ministers has approved the appointment of Israel Katz as the new head of the country’s Foreign Ministry.

The decision comes as Eli Cohen steps down from the role. Israel Katz, currently serving as the head of the Ministry of Energy, is set to assume the responsibilities of the Foreign Minister, as reported by the government press service.

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