Egypt: Qandeel's Government Takes Oath Before President Morsy

The government of Prime Minister-designate Hisham Qandeel swore in before President Mohamed Morsy at the presidential headquarters on Thursday 02/08/2012.

The New Cabinet Includes:

Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi Minister of Defense and Military Production

Mohamed Kamel Amr, Minister of Foreign Affairs

Ali Ibrahim Sabri, Minister of State for Military Production

Momtaz Mohamed el-Said, Minister of Finance

Nagwa Hussein Ahmed Khalil, Minister of Insurance and Social Affairs

Nadia Iskandar Zakhari, Minister of Scientific Research

Mohamed Ibrahim Ali Sayed, Minister of State for Antiquities

Mostafa Hussein Kamel, Minister of State for Environmental affairs

Ahmed Zaki Abdeen, Minister of State for Local Development

Abdel-Qawi Khalifa, Minister of Drinking Water and Sewage

Mohamed Saber Arab, Minister of Culture

Ahmed Mahmoud Mohamed Mekki, Minister of Justice

Osama Abdul Moneim Saleh, Minister of Investment

Ibrahim Ahmed Ghonim, Minister of Education

Mahmoud Saad Mahmoud Balbaa, Minister of Electricity and Energy

Mohamed Mahsoub Abdul Magid, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs

Ahmed Gamaludin, Minister of Interior

Hisham Zaezou, Minister of Tourism

Salah Mohamed Abdel-Moamen, Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation

Hani Mohamed Mahmoud, Minister of Communication and Information Technology

Osama Mohamed Kamal, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources

Mohamed Rashad Nasr Ahmed, Minister of Transport

Mohamed Bahaa el-Din Saad, Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation

Tarek Wafiq Mohamed, Minister of Housing and Urban Communities

Mostafa el-Sayed Mosaad, Minister of Higher Education

Abu Zaid Mohamed Abu Zaid, Minister of Supply and Internal Trade

Khaled Mahmoud El-Azhari, Minister of Manpower and Immigration

Talaat Mohamed Afifi Salem, Minister of Religious Endowments

Ashraf el-Sayed Abdul Fatah , Minister of Planning and International Cooperation

Mohamed Mostafa Ahmed Hamed, Minister of Health and Population

Metwali Salah Abdel Maqsood, Minister of Information

Hatem Abdul Hamid Saleh, Minister of Industry and Foreign Trade

Osama Yassin, Minister of State for Youth Affairs

El-Ameri Farouq el-Ameri, Minister of State for Sports Affairs

After the swearing-in ceremony, President Morsy held a meeting with members of the new government led by Hisham Qandeel.

Morsy asked the new cabinet to immediately work for implementing his 100-day plan that includes five main pivots; security, bread loaf, fuel, traffic and cleaning.

He urged them to improve services offered to the public, encourage local and foreign investments, fight unemployment, provide jobs to youths through boosting small and medium-size projects and increase tourism movement.

At the external arena, the president underlined the importance of paying more attention to the African continent and activating common Arab market.

The President tasked the cabinet with "fulfilling people's aspirations and improving their living conditions."

During the meeting, Morsy congratulated the new cabinet and extended thanks to the previous government of Kamal el-Ganzouri, presidential spokesman Yasser Ali said.

The president urged the new ministers to work towards eliminating the citizens' problems and meeting their daily needs.

The priorities set by the president were restoring security and securing the supply of basic commodities, including bread and fuel, he added.

He also stressed the importance of improving the services of water, electricity and street lighting.

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