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Al-Sisi swears in nine ministers, four deputies, and five governors

First appointment of female governor in Egypt

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi swore in nine ministers, four deputy ministers, and five governors on Thursday.

Nadia Ahmed Abdo is the first woman in Egypt to be appointed as governor, for the governorate of Beheira.

New governors also include Mohamed Soltan for the governorate of Alexandria, Mahmoud Afifi for Qaliubiya, Mohamed Salman for New Valley, and Ahmed El-Shaarawy for Daqahleya.

This comes as the parliament approved on Tuesday the proposal of Prime Minister Sherif Ismail for a cabinet reshuffle as following: Ali Meselhy as Minister of Supply and Internal Trading, Hala El-Saeed as Minister of Planning and Administrative Reform, Abdul Moneim El-Banna as Minister of Agriculture, Tarek Shawky as Minister of Education, Omar Marwan as Minister of Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, Mohamed Hesham El-Sherif as Minister of Local Development, Khaled Abdel Ghaffar as Minister of Higher Education, and Hesham Arafat as Minister of Transportation.

Moreover, the ministries of investment and international cooperation were merged together and will be led by Minister Sahar Nasr.

Four deputy ministers were also designated. Three of those were appointed in the Ministry of Agriculture: Mohamed Abdel Tawab Hassan for land reclamation affairs, Mona Mehrez for animal resources, fisheries, and poultry, and Safwat Hammad for agricultural services.

Also, Salah Abdel Rahman was appointed as deputy minister of planning for administrative reform.

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