Egypt appoints new ministers of foreign affairs

Monday 16-06-2014 06:25 PM
Egypt appoints new ministers of foreign affairs

brahim Mahlab, newly appointed minister of housing of the interim cabinet which was formed on July 16, 2013, speaks to the media at his office in Cairo in this picture taken on July 1, 2010. REUTERS/El-Youm el-Sabaa Newspaper


CAIRO, June 16 (Reuters) - Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb appointed a former ambassador to Washington as foreign minister and a university professor as minister for international cooperation, a cabinet spokesman said on Monday.

Spokesman Hossam El-Kawish said Sameh Shukri had been named Egypt's top diplomat. He said Naglaa El Ahwany was the new minister for international cooperation, which works with foreign entities to promote development in Egypt.

Other ministers were expected to be named later on Monday. (Reporting by Stephen Kalin; Editing by Alison Williams)

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