(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
Egypt's lower house of parliament approved on Saturday a
13-minister cabinet reshuffle made by President Abdel-Fattah
al-Sisi, Trend reports citing Al Arabiya .
The reshuffle, which was endorsed in an extraordinary session of
the House of Representatives, involves the appointment of new
ministers of tourism and antiquities, higher education, health and
population, education, trade and industry, water resources and
irrigation, emigration, manpower and Immigration, culture, local
development, public business sector, military production as well as
civil aviation, state-run Ahram Online news website reported.
In a short statement, Sisi said the cabinet reshuffle aimed at
'revitalizing governmental performance on important issues
internally and abroad in order to protect the state's interests and
services provided for Egyptian citizens.'
After deliberation with the prime minister, Sisi called on the
House of Representatives to hold a session to discuss the
ministerial reshuffle earlier in the day.
A two-thirds majority is required for the president's reshuffle
decision to pass through the parliament.
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