Update: Sisi appoints Petroleum Minister to form new gov’t
Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab - YOUM7

CAIRO: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has appointed Sherif Ismail,  the former Minister of Petroleum, to form a new government.

Sisi accepted Saturday the resignation of the Cabinet headed by Ibrahim Mahlab, Youm7 reported.

Sisi met with now-former Prime Minister Mahlab Saturday morning, during which he gave the now-former ministers a week to function as a caretaker government.

The resignation follows days after the Minister of Agriculture was arrested for corruption and accepting bribes.

Further details to follow.
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