Sisi meets former, new ministers of defense and interior
President Sisi held a meeting with former Defense Minister and Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, Sedky Sobhy; newly appointed Defense Minister, Mohamed Zaky; former Interior Minister, Magdy abdel Ghaffar; and newly appointed Interior Minister Mahmoud Tawfik.
Ambassador Bassam Rady, presidential spokesperson, said in a press release that the president praised the coordination and cooperation between the two ministries to confront terrorism, and boost security and stability in Egypt.
Sisi expressed his respect and appreciation to the Armed Forces' soldiers and Interior Ministry personnel, stressing that the Egyptian people appreciate their precious sacrifices to spread security and peace throughout the country, the press release added.
Abdel Ghaffar has been Egypt’s minister of Interior since March 2015. He was born in Menofia governorate and graduated from the Police Academy in 1974. He was appointed as the head of homeland security department.
Sohby was graduated from the military school in 1976. He commanded the Third Field Army until 2009, stationed in Suez and South Sinai, and held the position of deputy chief of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces. He got training in the United States between 2004 and 2005 in the Army War College.
A number of ministers remained unchanged including: 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.
CAIRO - 14 June 2018: Egypt's new cabinet has sworn-in Thursday, with 12 new ministers taking the oath before President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi. Mostafa Madbouly was assigned to be the Prime Minister and the Minister of Housing. A total of 15 deputies to ministers were also 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 Adel to be appointed as minister of trade and industry, succeeding Tariq Qabil
Hala Zayed to be appointed as minister of health, succeeding Ahmed Emad el-Din
Mohamed Zaki to be appointed as minister of defense, succeeding Sedky Sobhy
Mahmoud Tawfiq to be appointed as minister of interior, succeeding Magdy Abdel Ghaffar
Ezz el-Din Abu Steet as minister of agriculture, succeeding Abdel Moneim el-Banna
Mahmoud Shaarawy as minister of local development, succeeding Abu Bakr el-Gindy
Hisham Tawfiq as minister of public business, succeeding Khaled Badawy
Yasmine Fouad as minister of environment, succeeding Khaled Fahmy
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.