Egypt's Housing Minister Mostafa Madbouly talks at Egypt Mega Projects MEED Conference in Cairo, Egypt, December 8, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
CAIRO – 23 November 2017: Endorsed Thursday by President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi Thursday, Minister of Housing Mostafa Madbouly is named as acting prime minister.
Madbouly will fulfill the duties of the role after the incumbent Prime Minister Sherif Ismail had jetted off to Germany for a surgery. The post-operation treatment is expected to last for up to three weeks.
The Council of Ministers is in a state of calm with the postponement of all meetings that were scheduled on Thursday, including the Board of Governors
Family of Prime Minister Sherif Ismail will accompany him during his treatment tour in Germany, scheduled to last up to three weeks.