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Egypt's Prime Minister Sherif Ismail says no cabinet reshuffle for the time being

Ahram Online , Monday 2 Oct 2017
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Egypt's Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said in a press statement his government is not considering any cabinet reshuffle for the upcoming parliamentary session, Al-Ahram Arabic website reported.
 
Ismail is set to speak on Monday before the House of Representatives to showcase his government's agenda during the upcoming period.
 
Ismail's speech before the parliament will mark the opening of the third parliamentary session of his government's five-year term.
 
The prime minister will address the issue of national population growth and outline the role of the parliament in passing new legislations presented by his government, according to press statements.
 
On 28 September, Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi issued decree 470/2017, asking parliament to meet in a morning plenary on 2 October to begin its third nine-month legislative session.
 
The last cabinet reshuffle in February included new ministers for the portfolios of agriculture, parliamentary affairs, local development, planning and ‎administrative reform, education, higher ‎education, and transport.‎‎
 
The ministries of investment and international cooperation were also merged.
 
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