Egypt’s new Cabinet sworn-in, 12 new ministers appointed

Egypt’s new Cabinet was sworn in Thursday with 12 new ministers taking the oath before President Abdel Fatah el-Sisi. 

Mr Sisi had appointed Housing Minister Mostafa Madbouli as the country’s Prime Minister on June 7 and assigned him to form the new Cabinet. 

New Defense Minister Mohamed Zaki replaced his predecessor Sedqi Sobhi while Interior Minister Mahmoud Tawfik Qandil replaced Magdy Abdel Ghafar in the new government. 

Mohamed Maait, deputy minister of finance in the former cabinet, was appointed as new minister of finance, replacing Amr el-Garhy.