Daily News Egypt

Mehleb’s media assistant gives up position - Daily News Egypt

Advertising Area




Advertising Area




Mehleb’s media assistant gives up position

In final meeting, the former prime minister asked ministers to continue working until new cabinet is formed


Hours after the resignation of the cabinet, Hani Yonis, media assistant to former prime minister Ibrahim Mehleb, said Saturday that his duties in the cabinet have ended.

When asked for a reason, Yonis said that due to “close ties” with Mehleb he would not be able to continue in his position. Yoni, originally an assistant to Mehleb when he served as housing minister, was transferred to the cabinet after the appointment of Mehleb.

Hossam El-Kawish, spokesperson of the cabinet, told reporters Saturday that Mehleb met with other ministers requesting them to keep working in their positions until a new cabinet is formed.

Earlier Saturday, President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi assigned petroleum minister Sheirf Ismail to form a new interim government, following the resignation of Mehleb’s cabinet.

Ismail is expected to form a new government within a week.

Al-Sisi accepted Mehleb’s resignation early on Saturday, according to a presidency statement.

Additional reporting by Mohamed Ayyad

 

Topics: cabinet Mehleb
https://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2015/09/12/mehlebs-media-assistant-gives-up-position/
Breaking News

No current breaking news

Receive our daily newsletter
Subscribe