Egypt appoints 13 new ministers in cabinet reshuffle

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Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced a cabinet reshuffle on Saturday to enhance the government’s performance, the website of Egypt’s presidency reported.

Al-Sisi said he asked the parliament to convene on Saturday to discuss changes to some ministerial portfolios, adding that the changes have been agreed on after consultations with the premier.


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“This is in order to improve the performance of the government with regard to a number of key domestic and foreign issues that contribute to protecting the state’s interests and capabilities and directly [improce] the services offered to citizens,” the president said.

The cabinet reshuffle affected 13 portfolios which include the tourism, health, education, culture, local development, immigration and irrigation ministries.

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