In an emergency session held by the Egyptian Parliament, an extensive cabinet reshuffle was approved on Saturday in Mostafa Madbouly’s government, including 13 ministerial portfolios for the first time since the end of 2019.
The aforementioned council, according to the official website of the National Media Authority, “approved all the nominations contained in the letter from President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, President of the Republic, on the ministerial reorganization.”
It should be noted that Sisi wrote on his official “Facebook” page the following: “I called the House of Representatives today, Saturday, to meet to discuss the modification of a series of ministerial portfolios, which it was agreed to change after consulting with the first Minister.”
The same source attributed the reasons for this to “the evolution of the government’s actions in some important internal and external archives.”
The ministerial reorganization did not include the ministers of Defense, Interior and Foreign Affairs.
On February 13, 2019, the first amendment was made by electing Assem Al-Jazzar as Minister of Housing, which is the portfolio that Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly was holding alongside his duties as Prime Minister.
While the second amendment was in March 2019 by electing Lieutenant General Kamel Al-Wazir as Minister of Transport after Hisham Arafat tendered his resignation from his position on February 27, 2019 in the context of the famous fire incident of the misr station
In December 2019, the third amendment was made, which included the change of 10 ministers and the return of the Ministry of Information, in which the Prime Minister also assumed the task of Minister in charge of Investment Affairs and Administrative Reform, in addition to his duties as Prime Minister.
The fourth amendment included the Ministries of Irrigation, Civil Aviation, Immigration, Health, Higher Education, Military Production, Manpower, Business Sector, Culture and Local Development. It also included the Ministries of Commerce, Industry, Tourism, Antiquities and Education.
According to the website of the aforementioned authority (Maspero), Hani Swailem assumed the portfolio of the Ministry of Irrigation in substitution of Mohamed Abdel-Aty, at a time when the crisis of the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam was intensifying, especially after Addis Ababa announced the completion of it. third filling of the dam lake without reaching an agreement with Egypt or Sudan.
Ahmed Issa Abu Hussein was elected to the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities to succeed Khaled Anani. Ambassador Suha Samir Nashed took over the Ministry of State for Immigration, succeeding Nabila Makram, and appointed Reda Hegazy as Minister of Education in place of Tariq Shawqi.
As for the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, it was assumed by Ahmed Samir, head of the Economic Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives, replacing Nevin Jameh.
The tasks of the Ministry of Health were assigned to Khaled Abdel Ghaffar to complete his mission, which began in October last year as Chargé d’Affaires in place of Minister Hala Zayed, and leave his duties as Minister of Higher Education to his deputy, Ayman Ashour. , to become Minister of Higher Education.
In the portfolio of the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Muhammad Abbas Helmy assumed responsibility, succeeding Muhammad Manar, and Nevin Al-Kilani, Dean of the Higher Institute of Art Criticism of the Academy of Arts, was appointed Minister of Culture instead of Enas Abdel Dayem. .