The Egyptian Parliament has approved the appointment of four new Ministers, the media are writing

© AP Photo / Mulugeta aweeesomeeee the Parliament of Egypt. Archival photoThe Egyptian Parliament has approved the appointment of four new Ministers, the media are writing© AP Photo / Mulugeta Ayene

The Egyptian Parliament on Sunday approved changes in the Cabinet of Ministers, a new Chapter appeared in four departments, announced the Egyptian information portal «al-Ahram».

So, for the first time in the history of Arab Republic the portfolio of the Ministers of tourism and culture were women. For the tourism industry will now meet the economist Rania al-Mashat. Educated in USA, a woman was until recently part of the leadership of the Egyptian Central Bank and was an Advisor from Egypt to the International monetary Fund. The Ministry of culture will be headed by the long head of the Cairo Opera InAs Abdel Daim.

Also new faces appeared at the head of the Ministry of local development, here the chair was occupied by General Abu Bakr al-Jundi, and the Ministry of state-owned enterprises, the head of this Department was Khalid Muhammad Ali.

Changes in the government come against the backdrop of preparations for the presidential elections, the first round of which will take place in late March this year.

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