President Anwar Sadat on Tuesday (18 January) president over the first working session of his new 31-member cabinet--appointed to prepare the Egyptian people for what President Sadat has termed an inevitable conflict with Israel.
GV EXT Abdin Palace
CU INT Sadat arrives
SCU Fawzy takes oath and speaks in Arabic, before shaking hands with Sadat and El-Shafei.
CU Aziz Sidky takes oath and shakes hands with Sadat and El-Shafei
SV Left to right Shafei, Sadat and Fawzy shake hands with another minister who has just taken oath
SV Officials watch
GV Sadat and his new cabinet pose for pictures.
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Background: President Anwar Sadat on Tuesday (18 January) president over the first working session of his new 31-member cabinet--appointed to prepare the Egyptian people for what President Sadat has termed an inevitable conflict with Israel.
Dr. Aziz Sidky, the new Egyptian Prime Minister, formed the new cabinet designed to give more impetus to the Government. With the emphasis on youth and expertise, the cabinet has 17 new ministers and achieves the predicted reshuffle of the key ministers and advisers.
One of the most significant changes was the removal of Mahmoud Riad from the office of Foreign Minister, a post he had held for seven years. He was replaced by Mr. Murad Ghaleb, the former Ambassador to Moscow who was Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in the outgoing Government of Dr. Mahmoud Fawzy.
In the other higher positions in the new cabinet four new Deputy Prime Ministers took office--three of them replacing Dr. Sidky.