President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi swore in Egypt’s new cabinet early Tuesday morning, to include 14 new ministers and increasing the number of portfolios from 31 to 34.
The revised cabinet has thirteen new faces, with Leila Iskander moving from her previous post as Minister of Environment to the newly created Ministry of Urban Development.
Former Ambassador to the United States Sameh Shoukry replaces Nabil Fahmy as Foreign Minister. Fahmy had held the post since the formation of the first interim cabinet after the overthrow of Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.
Twenty ministers retained their posts, including Minister of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim who was first appointed by Morsi in January 2013. Minister of Defence Sedki Sobhi also continues in his post, which he assumed after Al-Sisi resigned as defence minister to launch his presidential campaign.
The formation of new ministerial portfolios saw the removal of the Ministry of Information, and the creation of the Ministry of Urban Development. Three ministries were split, bringing the total number of ministries to 34.
The Ministry of Scientific Research was split from the Ministry of Higher Education, and the Ministry of Investment was split from the Ministry of Trade and Industry. The Ministry of International Cooperation is now a separate ministry from the Ministry of Planning.
The new Cabinet is headed by Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb, who was reappointed by Al-Sisi after he resigned as interim Prime Minister following the former defence minister’s inauguration as President.
Ashraf Salman, Minister of Investment
Mahfouz Saber, Minister of Justice
Hani Dahi, Minister of Transport
Gaber Asfour, Minister of Culture
Hossam El-Din Moghazy, Minister for Irrigation
Khaled Fahmy, Minister of Environment
Sayed Abdel Khaliq, Minister of Higher Education
Sameh Shoukry, Foreign Minister
Ibrahim Al-Heneidi, Minister of Transitional Justice and Parliamentary Affairs
Sherif Hammad, Minister of Scientific Research
Adel Al-Beltagy, Minister of Agriculture
Mamdouh Al-Damaty, Minister of Antiquities
Najla Al-Ahwani, Minister of International Cooperation
Laila Iskander, Minister of Urban Development
Ministers who retained their posts:
Sedki Sobhi, Minister of Defence
Mohammed Ibrahim, Minister of Interior
Hisham Zaazou, Minister of Tourism
Atef Helmy, Minister of Communication
Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour, Minister of Industry
Ashraf El-Araby, Minister of Planning
Sherif Ismail, Minister of Petroleum
Mohamed Hamed Shaker, Minister of Electricity
Nahed Al-Ashry, Minister of Manpower
Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa, Minister of Endowments
Mahmoud Abou El Nasr, Minister of Education
Khaled Abdel Aziz, Minister of Youth and Sports
Major General Ibrahim Younis, Minister for Military Production
Adel Hassan Al-Adawi, Minister of Health
Mostafa Madbouly, Minister for Housing
Dr. Khalid Al-Hanafi, Minister of Supply
Hany Kadry Dimian, Minister of Finance
Ghada Wali, Minister of Social Solidarity
Hossam Kamal, Minister of Civil Aviation
Adel Labib, Minister for Local Development