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Egypt's interior minister announces limited reshuffle in top security ranks

General Mahmoud Tawfiq will head the National Security Agency and General Essam Saad will be director of security for Giza governorate

Ahram Online , Saturday 28 Oct 2017
Interior Ministry
The Interior Ministry headquarters in Cairo (Reuters)

Egypt's Minister of Interior ordered on Saturday limited changes in the top echelons of the leadership of the National Security Agency (NSA) and other sectors at the ministry as part of an inter-ministry reshuffle and reassignment, the state news agency reported.

The ministry announced the names of 11 generals appointed to top positions in various sectors and departments.

Minister Magdy Abdel-Ghaffar appointed General Mahmoud Tawfiq as deputy minister and head of the NSA, replacing General Mahmoud Shaarawy. General Shaarawi was reassigned as deputy minister for port security.

Abdel-Ghaffar appointed General Essam Saad as deputy minister and director of security for Giza governorate replacing General Hisham El-Iraqi. General El-Iraqi was appointed deputy minister for the archives sector.

The minister also reassigned General Magdy Abul-Kheir from director of special operations of the Central Security Forces to general director at the training sector.

The reshuffle included the appointment of General Hossam Nasr as deputy minister for human rights sector; General Mohamed Youssef as deputy minister for the personnel affairs sector; General Fahmy Megahed as deputy head of economic security sector; and General Gamal Sultan Mehanna as deputy minister for the guard-duties and security-details sector.

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