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President Al-Sisi hires 13 new ministers and thanks former ministers for their work

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi reshuffled his cabinet and sent it to parliament for approval on Saturday, appointing 13 new ministers. He also thanked all ministers who have completed their term and wished the newly appointed ministers success in their new roles.

“I called on the House of Representatives to meet today to discuss the amendment of several ministerial portfolios after consulting the prime minister,” Al-Sisi said in a statement.

“This reshuffle decision has been taken to develop the government’s performance in some important files internally and externally, which helps to protect the interests and capacities of the state and directly affects the services provided to the Egyptian citizen,” he said. added the president.

Egypt’s parliament met in an extraordinary session on Saturday and approved a cabinet reshuffle including 13 new ministers for industry, education, emigration, health, irrigation, labor work and public affairs.

The cabinet reshuffle is as follows:

Professor at the Faculty of Engineering of Ain Shams University, Ayman Ashour has been appointed as the new Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, succeeding Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, who will be transferred to lead the Ministry of Health and population.

Former CEO of the retail banking sector at Commercial International Bank (CIB) Ahmed Issa Taha has been appointed Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, succeeding Khaled El-Anany.

Former Egyptian air force commander Mohamed Abbas Helmy has been named civil aviation minister, succeeding Mohamed Mannar.

For his part, the former head of the Economic Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives, Ahmed Samir, will head the Ministry of Trade and Industry, succeeding Nevine Gamea.

This is not the first time that the head of the House of Representatives Economic Affairs Committee has been promoted to a ministerial post.

Ali Al-Moselhi, who assumed the chairmanship of the committee in 2016, later took over the ministry of supply and internal trade and still retains the position after this reshuffle.

Former deputy education minister for teachers’ affairs Reda Hegazy has been appointed as the new education minister, succeeding Tarek Shawky.

In addition, the former deputy minister of foreign affairs for African organizations Soha Al-Gendy has been appointed new minister of emigration and expatriates, succeeding Nabila Makram.

Then, the former General Secretary of the Federation of Egyptian Trade Unions and Workers Hassan Mohamed Hassan Shehata was assigned to lead the Ministry of Manpower.

In addition, the former dean of the Higher Institute of Art Criticism of the Academy of Arts Nevine Al-Kilani was appointed Minister of Culture.

Former governor of Beheira Hisham Abdel Ghani Abdel Aziz has been appointed head of the local development ministry.

The former chairman of the board of directors of Cairo Glass Manufacturing, Mahmoud Esma, has been appointed minister of public affairs.

Moreover, the former vice-president of the National Authority for Military Production, Mohamed Mohamed Salah Al-Din, has now taken over the Ministry of Military Production.

Professor of sustainable development and management of financial resources at the American University Hany Sewilam has been appointed head of the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation, succeeding Mohamed Abdel Aty.

The last cabinet reshuffle took place in 2019, when 11 new ministers were sworn in before President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi in a limited cabinet reshuffle approved by parliament.

The reshuffle included the return of the Ministry of Information, some replacements and the merger of two ministries.

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