President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi talks with newly appointed Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly on Thursday, June 7, 2018- press photot
CAIRO - 7 June 2018: President Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi appointed on Thursday Minister of Housing and Urban Utilities Moustafa Madbouly as the new prime minister, to be successor to Sherif Ismail, according to a statement from Presidential Spokesperson Bassam Radi
On Tuesday, Sharif Ismail submitted the resignation of his government only two days after President Sisi was officially sworn in as the head of state for a second term until 2022.
Madbouly, 52, has preserved his position as minister of housing and urban utilities since 2014. He served with two following prime ministers, including Ibrahim Mahlab until September 2015 and with Ismail from September 2015 until June 5, 2018.
Madbouly’s selection however wasn’t a surprise as he was Sisi’s first choice to lead the government last November when former Prime Minister Ismail had jetted off to Germany for a surgery. Ismail returned to his post later in January 2018.
The newly-named prime minister held several positions before joining the government, including being the regional director for Arab countries at the United Nations Human Settlements Program -Habitat- from November 2012 until February 2014.
CAIRO - 7 June 2018: Minister of Housing and Urban Utilities, Moustafa Madbouly, has been named as Egypt's new prime minster by President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi as a successor to Sherif Ismail.