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The Government is continuing its work with a new composition

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As nine new ministers have taken oath today before President of the Republic Abdel Fattah Al- Sisi, in the presence of the Prime Minister Ismail Sherif, the Government, is continuing its work with its new composition on the follow up of the implementation of its program for economic reforms, and taking more steps towards sustainable development, in order to improve the living conditions and services provided to Egyptian citizens. The oath took part after the Parliament approved on February 13th the draft cabinet reshuffle which included nine ministerial portfolios as follows:

  1. Dr. Sahar Ahmed Mohamed Abdel Moneim Nasr, Minister of Investment and International Cooperation.

  2. Dr. Ali Ali Moselhi, Minister of Supply and Internal Trade.

  3. Counselor Omar Khattab Marwan Abdullah Arafa, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs.

  4. Dr. Mohammed Hisham Zainal Abidin Al-Sharif as Minister for Local Development.

  5. Dr. Tarek Galal Shawki Ahmed Shawki Minister for Education and Technical Education.

  6. Dr.  Abdel-Moneim Abdel-Wadood Mohamed Al-Banna Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation.

  7. Dr. Khalid Mohammed Atef Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

  8. Dr. Hala Helmy Said Younis, Minister of Planning and Follow-up and Administrative Reform.

  9. Dr. Hisham Arafat Mahdi Ahmed, Minister of Transport.

Three deputies of the Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation were also appointed, they are:

Mr. Mohamed Abdel Tawab Hassan Deputy Minister for Land Reclamation Affairs.

Dr. Mona Mehrez Ali Hassanein Deputy Minister for Animal Resources and Fisheries and Poultry.

Dr. Safwat Abdel-Hamid Al-Haddad Ahmed Hammad Deputy Minister for Services and Follow-up Affairs.

Dr. Saleh Abdul Rahman Ahmed Abdel-Rahman was also appointed as Deputy Minister of Planning, for Administrative Reform Affairs.

The Prime Minister stated on this occasion that the cabinet reshuffle was according to what was needed at this stage to boost work and inject new blood to achieve development goals. He wished the new ministers success in their coming responsibilities and efforts towards improving their ministries performance, and stressed upon innovation and new ideas for resolving problems. The prime Minister pointed out that the appointment of three deputies for the Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation reflects the importance of the ministry's role in developing livestock and agricultural production and fulfilling citizen's needs of essential food commodities.