President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi talks with newly appointed Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly on Thursday, June 7, 2018 - Press photo President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi talks with newly appointed Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly on Thursday, June 7, 2018 - Press photo

Sneak Peak: Sources reveal new ministers ahead of oath taking

Thu, Jun. 14, 2018
CAIRO - 14 June 2018: High profile sources revealed the names of six new ministers who will take the oath on Thursday before President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi as part of the new cabinet headed by the newly appointed Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly.

According to sources, Ashraf Sobhi, assistant youth and sports minister, will succeed youth and sports Minister Khaled Abdel Aziz, who was handling the position for about six years.

Sobhi told Al-Ahram Sport edition, "He is ready to cooperate with everyone with the aim of raising the status of Egyptian sports." He assured that all those working in the sports sector must unite for the sake of Egypt.

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Ashraf Sobhy - New minister of Youth and Sports - file photo


Sources also revealed that Amr Talaat, the former Country General Manager at IBM Egypt, will be appointed as the minister of Communications and Information Technology, suceesing Yasser el-kady.

According to Bloomberg, Talaat has been the General Manager of IBM Egypt, IBM Middle East since 2010. He joined IBM Egypt in 1988, where he held different managerial positions including Business Partner Organization (BPO) Manager and Systems and Technology Group Manager.

Talaat graduated from the Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University in 1983. He earned a Master of Science in Information Technology from Illinois Institute of Technology, and an MBA from ESLSCA University, France.

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Amr Talaat - New minister of Communication and information technology - file photo


Younis el- Masry to be appointed as minister of Civil Aviation; Mohamed Mea't to head the Minister of Finance succeeding Amr el-Garhy; Hala Zayed to be appointed as Minister of Health, succeeding Emad el-Din, and Amr Nassar will be appointed as the Minister of Trade and Industry succeeding Tarek Kabil.

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Amr Talaat - New minister of Trade and Industry - file photo


Sources expected more ministries to see changes, including: environment, agriculture, health, finance and trade and Local development. It was also revealed that as many as 13 to 16 deputy ministers will be appointed.

According to sources, Madbouly notified a number of ministers in a meeting that they would stay in their posts for another term.

The notified ministers include: Mohamed Shaker, Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy; Mohamed al-Assar, Minister of Military Production; Sahar Nasr, Minister of Investment and International Cooperation; Nabila Makram, Minister of Immigration and Egyptian Expatriates Affairs; Ghada Wali, Minister of Social Solidarity; and Tarek Shawki, Minister of Education. All the above mentioned ministers have managed to carry out many ongoing national projects.

While sources revealed that negotiations took place with the Parliament to nominate new ministers, after President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi ordered Madbouly to form a new government to succeed that of Sherif Ismail, who resigned on June 5.


New ministers to take oath Thursday: sources

CAIRO - 13 June 2018: Sources revealed that the new ministers of the newly appointed Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly will take the oath on Thursday. According to the sources, health, environment, agriculture, finance and trade and industry ministers were all changed and as many as 13 to 16 deputy ministers will be appointed.





The list of new ministers in Madbouli's cabinet:

Ashraf Sobhi to be appointed as Minister of Youth and Sports, succeeding Khaled Abdel Aziz

Amr Sameeh to be appointed as Minister of Telecommunications, succeeding Yasser el-kady

Younis el- Masry to be appointed as minister of Civil Aviation, succeeding Sherif Fathy

Mohamed Mea't to be appointed as Minister of Finance, succeeding Amr el-Garhy

Amr Nassar to be appointed as Minister of Trade and Industry, succeeding Tariq Qabil

Hala Zayed to be appointed as Minister of Health, succeeding Emad el-Din


Additional reporting by Khalid Mohamed and Amr Kandil
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