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[Published: Wednesday August 01 2012]

 Egypt’s foreign and finance ministers to keep jobs in new government

Cairo, 1 Aug – (ANA) - Egypt's finance and foreign affairs ministers said today they were keeping their posts in a new government being formed by Prime Minister Hisham Kandil, who was appointed by President Mohamed Mursi last week.

Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr and Finance Minister Mumtaz al-Saeed confirmed they would stay on after emerging from a meeting with Kandil, who is due to formally unveil his cabinet tomorrow. Osama Saleh, the head of the General Authority for Investment, said he had been appointed investment minister. Osama Kamal, head of the Egyptian Petrochemical Holding Co, said he had been appointed oil minister. A little-known technocrat, Kandil was irrigation minister in the outgoing cabinet led by Prime Minister Kamal al-Ganzouri - who was appointed by the military council and a premier under ousted leader Hosni Mubarak. Kandil has said he would put qualifications before political allegiances when choosing his cabinet members. (ANA)

FA/ANA/1 August 2012------------


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