27 August 2012

Egypt: Morsi Appoints 4 Assistants and 17 Advisers

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Mohamed Mursi, Egypt's first elected President.

Presidential spokesman Yasser Ali announced on Sunday that the presidential assistant team of President Mohamed Morsi consists of four assistants and 17 advisers. He pointed out that within the framework of President's keenness to form the presidency of all national powers and political spectrum, Morsi decided the following:

- Appointing Pakinam Al-Sharqawi as assistant to the president for political affairs

- Appointing Samir Morcos as assistant to the president for the democratic transition

- Appointing Essam Haddad as assistant to the president for external relations and international cooperation

- Appointing Emad Abdel-Ghafour Abdel-Ghani as assistant to the president for social communication

The advisory body will include in first stage:

- Ahmed Mohamed Omran

- Omima Kamel Al-Salamoni

- Ayman Ahmed Ali

- Ayman Amin Al-Sayyad

- Basam Hassanen Al-Zarka

- Hussein Mohamed Al-Kazzas

- Khalid Abdel-Azziz

- Rafik Samuel Habib

- Sekina Fouad

- Essam Al-Aryan

- Emad Hussein Hassan Abdallah

- Amr El-Liathy

- Forouq Gowada

- Mohamed Selem Al-Awwa

- Mohamed Esmat Seif El-Dawla

- Mohy Hamed Mohammed

- Seif Abdel Fattah

Ali added that assistants will be appointed and have offices in the presidency while advisers will meet with the president from time to time, pointing out that the advisory body will include other people in the future.

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