Egypt’s prime minister, Essam Sharaf, met with Osama Heikal, the nominee for the newly revived position of information minister, on Thursday at the Cabinet offices. The position was dissolved by the Cabinet in early February 2011.
Heikal stated that the government decided to restore the ministry in order to avoid the negative effects which recently began to emerge in the media. He also added that he was assigned to restructure the Egyptian media.
Osama Heikal is currently the editor in chief of Al-Wafd Daily newspaper.