The Egyptian parliament has approved a cabinet reshuffle in Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouly’s government, which includes 13 portfolios.
The amendments include Ministers of Health, Education, Irrigation, Immigration, Higher Education, Tourism and Antiquities, Trade and Industry, Civil Aviation, Manpower, Culture, Local Development, General Business Sector and Military Production.
The House of Representatives held an extraordinary session today, Saturday, at the request of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to consider a proposal to reshuffle the Cabinet as Parliament was on parliamentary recess.
In a post posted on his personal Facebook page, the President of Egypt said, “Today, I convened the Parliament to discuss the revision of several ministerial portfolios that were agreed to be changed after consultation with the Prime Minister.”
The goal of the move, he said, is to “improve the government’s performance in some important internal and external files that contribute to protecting the interests and capabilities of the government and directly affect the services provided to the Egyptian citizen.”
“I express my gratitude and appreciation to all ministers who have completed their duties and wish success to their successors,” Sisi said.
The ministerial reshuffle did not include the defense, home and foreign ministers.
According to the cabinet reshuffle, Nevin Al-Khilani was appointed as Minister of Culture and Suha Sameer as Minister of Immigration.
Madbouli’s government assumed its duties in June 2018, succeeding Sherif Ismail’s government.
According to the articles of Egyptian law, cabinet reshuffle is carried out at the request of the President after consultation with the Prime Minister and approval by the House of Representatives. of council members.
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