Aswat Masriya (Cairo)

Egypt: New Govt Sworn in Before President Mursi

Photo: U.S. Defense Dept
Inspecting honour guard (file photo): Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, right, with former U.S. Defense Secretary William Cohen, left.

Hisham Kandil's new government was sworn in before President Mohamed Mursi on Thursday.

The 33 ministers of the new government are:

1. Defense Minister: Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi

2. Interior Minister: Ahmed Gamal al-Din

3. Foreign Minister: Mohamed Kamel Amr

4. Finance Minister: Mumtaz al-Saeed

5. Investment Minister: Osama Saleh

6. Oil Minister: Osama Kamal

7. Justice Minister: Ahmed Mekki

8. Electricity Minister: Mahmoud Balbaa

9. Education Minister: Ibrahim Ghoneim

10. Health Minister: Mohamed Mostafa Hamed

11. Culture Minister: Mohamed Saber Arab

12. Scientific Research: Nadia Zokhary

13. Insurance and Social Affairs Minister: Nagwa Khalil

14. Communication Minister: Hany Mahmoud

15. Production and International Commerce Minister: Hatem Saleh

16. Religious Affairs Minister: Osama al-Abd

17. Irrigation Minister: Mohamed Bahaa al-Din

18. Tourism Minister: Hisham Zaazou

19. Local Development Minister: Ahmed Zaky Abdeen

20. Environment Minister: Khaled Abdel Aziz

21. Housing Minister: Tarek Wafik

22. Transportation Minister: Mohamed Rashad al-Mateeny

23. Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister: Mohamed Mahsoub

24. Supply and Domestic Trade Minister: Abu Zeid Mohamed Abu Zeid

25. Agriculture Minster: Salah Abdel Moemen

26. Military Production Minister: Aly Sabry

27. Youth Minister: Osama Yasin

28. Planning and International Cooperation Minister: Ashraf al-Sayed al-Arabi

29. Civil Aviation Minister: Alaa Ashour

30. Water Minister: Abdel Kawy Khalifa

31. Information Minister: Salah Abdel Maksoud

32. Labor force Minister: Mahmoud al-Azhary

33. Sports Minister: al-Amry Farouk

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Inspecting honour guard (file photo): Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, right, with former U.S. Defense Secretary William Cohen, left.

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