Egypt's President Anwar Sadat on Monday (20 September) swore in a new Cabinet given the task of introducing sweeping social reforms and improving administrative efficiency.
GV Abdin Palace.
SV Ministers waiting to take oaths.
CU Sadat arrives.
MV Shafei takes oath & shakes hands with Sadat.
MV Dr. Fawzi takes oath and shakes hands.
MV Sidky 1st Deputy P.M. takes oath & shakes hands.
MV Foreign Minister Riad takes oath.
MV General Sadek takes oath.
SV Ministers seated at table.
SV Sadek & Ministers round table.
SV Sidky & Ministers Said Marri & Hafez Ismail seated.
SV Sadat talking to Fawzy.
SV Riad & others
SV Sadek & others
SV Sadat seated between Dr. Fawzy (right) & Shafei
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Background: Egypt's President Anwar Sadat on Monday (20 September) swore in a new Cabinet given the task of introducing sweeping social reforms and improving administrative efficiency.
He has retained 71-year-old Dr. Mahmoud Fawzy as Prime Minister at the head of a Government which has 27 Ministers, compared with 33 in the previous administration.
Several Miniseries are abolished in the new administration, two new ones - war production and maritime transport - are created, and the Ministries of Communication and Transport are amalgamated.
The Cabinet re-shuffle follows President Sadat's crackdown on political opponents, including former Vice-President Aly Sabry, who allegedly tried to overthrow him in May, and are now on trial for high treason.
SYNOPSIS: At the Abdin Palace in Cairo on Monday, President Anwar Sadat swore in a new Egyptian Cabinet, given the task of introducing sweeping social reforms and improving administrative efficiency.
The President 's new cabinet has 27 Ministers compared with 33 in the previous administration.
Re-appointed as a Vice-President was Hussein El-Shafei, one of the first to take the oath.
Prime Minister Fawzy retained his post from the previous administration.
Dr. Aziz Sidky, Ministry of Industry who has presided over Egypt's oil development programme, became First Deputy Prime Minister.
Dr. Mahmoud Riad, Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister, retained his post.
General Mohammed Ahmed Sedak retained his post as War Minister. There are two new ministries in the cabinet, war production and maritime transport, and the ministries of communication and transport are amalgamated.
This Cabinet re-shuffle follows President Sadat's crackdown on political opponents, including former Vice-President Aly Sabry, who allegedly tried to oust him in May, and are now on trial for high treason. The purge sweeps away most former aides of the late President Nassar, and includes new special advisers on military, social and economic affairs.