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President Sisi swears-in Egypt’s 13 new cabinet ministers

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met Sunday with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and the new ministers in his government at the Presidential Palace in the New el-Alamein City.

Presidential spokesperson Bassam Rady said that President Sisi was present for the signing-in of Egypt’s 13 new ministers:

  • Reda Hegazy, Minister of Education and Technical Education.
  • Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar, Minister of Health and Population.
  • Soha Samir al-Gendy, Minister of Immigration and Egyptians Expats.
  • Hisham Amna, Minister of Local Development.
  • Mohamed Ayman Ashour, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
  • Nevine al-Kilany, Minister of Culture.
  • Lieutenant-General Mohamed Abbas, Minister of Civil Aviation.
  • Mohamed Salah Eddin, Minister of Military Production.
  • Ahmed Essa Taha, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities.
  • Hassan Mohamed Hassan Shehata, Minister of Manpower.
  • Mahmoud Kamal Esmat, Minister of Public Business Sector.
  • Ahmed Samir Mahmoud, Minister of Trade and Industry
  • Hani Atef Swailem, Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources.

Rady said that President Sisi tasked the new ministers to show impartiality, objectivity and dedication, and to make the utmost effort to advance the nation’s interest in the first place.

President Sisi said on his official Facebook page on Saturday that the ministerial reshuffle came “To develop the government’s performance in some important areas at internal and external levels that contribute to protecting the interests of the state and its capabilities, and directly affect the services provided to the Egyptian citizen, for whom we all work for.”

“I extend my thanks and appreciation to all ministers who have completed their mission, and I wish success to those assigned to replace them.”

The House of Representatives, the lower chamber of the Egyptian Parliament, approved, in its emergency session on Saturday, the new ministerial reshuffle including 13 portfolios.

The House of Representatives received on Friday a letter from President Sisi, in accordance with the constitution, to convene the chamber to approve the ministerial reshuffle.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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