Update: Surprise shuffle of 8 ministers, new Cabinet staff swears in Thursday
Sisi and the new minister.

CAIRO: Former Minister of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim and seven other ministers were sacked in a surprise shuffle Thursday.

Ibrahim’s expected replacement is Magdy Abdul Ghaffar, a previous head of Homeland Security. Ibrahim has been tapped to serve as an advisor to the prime minister for security affairs, a presidential source told Youm7.

The unexpected reshuffle includes eight ministers, including the ministers of communications, education, agriculture, tourism, culture, and antiquities.

A presidential statement released Thursday afternoon listed the new heads of the ministries, who have already taken the oath of office in front of President Sisi.

The new ministers:

1. Magdy Mohamed Abdel Hamid Abdel Ghaffar: Minister of Interior

2. Mohamed Ahmed Youssef : Minister of State for Technical Education and Training

3. Dr. Salah Eddin Hilal : Minister of Agriculture

4. Abdel Wahed al-Nabawi : Minister of Culture

5. Mohib Mahmoud Kamel el-Refaie: Minister of Education

6. Hala Mohamed Ali Youssef : Minister of State for Population

7. Khaled Ali Negm: Minister of Commutations and Information Technology

8. Khaled Abbas Ramy:  Minister of Tourism


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