President Sisi witnesses swearing-in of Egypt's new 13 ministers after cabinet reshuffle

Ahram Online , Sunday 14 Aug 2022

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi witnessed on Sunday the swearing-in of Egypt's 13 new ministers in the cabinet of Mostafa Madbouly, the premier since 2018, at the presidential palace in the New Alamein city.

A group photo of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly along with the newly-appointed 13 minister on Sunday. (Photo courtesy of the Official Spokesperson of the Egyptian Presidency)


The parliament approved during an emergency session on Saturday a major Cabinet reshuffle that included the ministers of irrigation, education, health, higher education, emigration, tourism, trade and industry, civil aviation, manpower, culture, local development, public business sector, and military production.

Other key portfolios, including foreign affairs, electricity, agriculture, defence, interior, finance, supply, planning, environment, telecommunications, social solidarity, transport, housing, petroleum, youth, and international cooperation remained unchanged.

Saturday’s reshuffle is the third in the government of Madbouly and the second major one after 10 ministers were replaced in December 2019. Mabdouly, then-minister of housing, was charged with forming the government in June 2018 after former PM Sherif Ismail.

“The president urged the new ministers to show impartiality, objectivity and dedication, consolidate the principle of efficiency, and to make the utmost effort as a consistent management approach to advance the nation's interest in the first place,” Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady said in a statement today.

This is in light of the huge responsibility that those ministers bear due to the international changes that impacted the world, including Egypt, and imposed multiple challenges that require continuous diligent work with a strong and tireless will, El-Sisi added in a meeting with the new ministers.

The president stressed to the ministers the importance of regular communication with citizens to provide them with the best services within the field of each ministry.

He also called for spreading and deepening public awareness of the international, regional, and domestic challenges facing the state as well as the efforts, achievements, and current developments taking place within the framework of the comprehensive development witnessed by Egypt across its governorates.

El-Sisi urged the ministers to accurately understand the tools and capacities of their ministries and related institutions and authorities, the statement said.

The president affirmed the importance of managing these tools and capacities well to maximise outcomes and develop work mechanisms to ensure maximum possible benefits and returns.

El-Sisi also called for the ministers to pay close attention to the efficiency of the implementation mechanisms as a decisive factor in order for the planned work to succeed and become a reality on the ground.

The president urged developing training and rehabilitation programmes and improving the capabilities of human cadres, especially youth, with a focus on distinguished individuals, according to the statement.

The president hailed the youth as the promising bloc that is distinguished with practical and intellectual efficiency besides the capability to present ideas to tackle various issues in an innovative and unconventional way, the statement added.

For his part, PM Madbouly affirmed the determination of the new ministers to work with full potential to build on the achievements made.

Madbouly also stressed keenness to ensure coordination and harmony among ministries, all different state sectors, and agencies in a way that achieves the optimal implementation of the state’s programmes and plans.

The government is keen to expedite the pace of completion of the various national projects and implement all the work assigned to it, Madbouly added.

The newly-reshuffled government of Madbouly now includes 33 cabinet ministers as follows (newly appointed ministers are italicised):

1- Mostafa Madbouly: Prime Minister
2- Mohamed Shaker: Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy
3- El-Sayed El-Quseir: Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation
4- Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa: Minister of Religious Affairs and Wakfs (religious endowments)
5- Mohamed Zaki: Minister of Defence
6- Mahmoud Tawfik: Minister of Interior
7- Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar: Minister of Health and Population
8- Sameh Shoukry: Minister of Foreign Affairs
9- Mohamed Maait: Minister of Finance
10- Ali Moselhi: Minister of Supply and Internal Trade
11- Hala El-Said: Minister of Planning and Economic Development
12- Mohamed Salaheddin: Minister of State for Military Production
13- Ahmed Eissa Taha Eissa: Minister of Tourism and Antiquities
14- Yasmine Fouad: Minister of Environment
15- Hesham Abdel-Ghani Amna: Minister of Local Development
16- Hani Suweilam: Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources
17-Amr Talaat: Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology
18- Nevine El-Kilani: Minister of Culture
19- Nevine El-Qabbaj: Minister of Social Solidarity
20- Hassan Shehata: Minister of Manpower and Immigration
21- Soha Samir: Minister of Emigration and Expatriates Affairs
22- Mohamed Abbas: Minister of Civil Aviation
23- Kamel El-Wazir: Minister of Transport
24- Ahmed Samir Saleh: Minister of Industry and Trade
25- Mahmoud Mostafa Esmat: Minister of Public Enterprise
26- Reda Hegazi: Minister of Education and Technical Education
27- Mohamed Ayman Ashour: Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research
28- Assem El-Gazzar: Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Development
29- Tarek El-Molla: Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources
30- Ashraf Sobhy: Minister of Youth and Sports
31- Omar Marwan: Minister of Justice
32- Rania Al-Mashat: Minister of International Cooperation
33- Alaaeddin Fouad: Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs

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