First Cabinet meeting determines priorities of new government
Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab held the first meeting of new Cabinet Thursday morning, to discuss President Adly Mansour’s recommendations for completing the roadmap, according to an official press statement.

Mansour’s recommendations for completing the roadmap included holding presidential and parliamentary elections under full judicial supervision, and with the logistical support of all ministries.

Further, Mahlab specified the priorities of the current phase, which include regaining security, providing citizens with basic commodities, and providing the required energy supplies.

As well, the Cabinet is set to focus on developing infrastructure and ensuring the safety and functionality of vital facilities, such as water and electricity, solving the problem of traffic, as well as that of unlicensed vendors, and improving education and health services.

Further, Mahlab’s government will focus on solving unemployment, implementing national projects such as the Suez Canal Axis, and nuclear energy.

The Cabinet also discussed social justice, freedom of expression and activating a media code of ethics.

Mahlab indicated the importance of collaboration between different ministries and for officials to organize field tours to study the problems facing people to help resolve them.

Further, Mahlab praised the Ministry of Administrative Development’s important role in preparing and updating the database of voters, and the Foreign Ministry’s role in preparing the databases and supervising the voting of Egyptians abroad.

Mansour also delegated certain presidential authorities to Mahlab on Thursday morning, including the power to handle state properties.

Originally published in Youm7.

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