Zaki (L) shakes hands with Sisi after being sworn in as defence minister on 14 June (AFP)
CAIRO - 21 June 2018: Defense Minister Mohamed Zaki on Thursday approved the formation of a committee to settle the military service status of Marsa Matrouh residents, whose age surpassed 30.
The committee will consider their military status on a case-by-case basis during the period from June 23 till 28.
Afterwards, it will issue them their final military status certificates.
The formation of the committee comes as part of ongoing efforts by the defense ministry to provide all facilities to and ease the burden on the residents of border and remote areas.
All Egyptian males aged 18 to 30 must perform mandatory military service except for certain cases.