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Air Force chief takes over as Civil Aviation Minister in Egypt

Posted 18 June 2018 · Add Comment

Following a restructuring of the Egyptian government’s cabinet, Air Marshal Younes Al Masry has been appointed as the country’s Civil Aviation Minister.

He succeeds Sherif Fathy, a former EgyptAir group chairman and an IATA executive who had also worked with US airlines as part of a civil aviation career development.
Al Masry (pictured right) is the former Air Chief ofSstaff and at the time of his appointment by President Abdel Fatah El Sisi, was the Commander-in-Chief of the Egyptian Air Force.
The reshuffle came following negotiations with the Parliament to nominate new ministers after President Sisi ordered new Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly to form a new government to succeed that of Sherif Ismail, who resigned on June 5. As it traditional the entire serving cabinet resigned at the election, but the appointments appear to indicate a strengthening of the military influence.
Lt. Gen. Mohamed Ahmed Zaki, who had been the head of the presidential guard, was appointed minister of defence, replacing Gen. Sedki Sobhi.
Mahmoud Tawfik, who had previously led the National Security department, which focuses on anti-terrorism and homeland security, replaced Magdy Abdel-Ghaffar at the Interior Ministry.
The new civil aviation minister wasted no time in checking into his role and on Saturday Al Masry instructed the civil aviation businesses to coordinate with the Ministry of Interior to maintain the efficiency of security measures taken at Cairo International Airport.
According to local media the minister directed to review the situation of the suspended projects and plans to resume them.

During his first inspection tour of the airport, the minister met with staff and listened to their suggestions about operations.
 

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