Egypt’s newly-appointed cabinet reviewed during their first meeting on Wednesday, the letter of the presidential mandate for the new government.
The presidential mandate included three axes, the first is to protect the Egyptian national security by preserving the achievements of the previous phase and confronting the challenges that aim at influencing the ability of the state to improve its conditions and complete its development plans at various levels.
Secondly, is about improving the standard of living of the Egyptian people and taking into account the rights of the poorest and marginalized groups, by activating the role of the government to control markets and prices.
Thirdly, focuses on completing economic development by assigning the government to achieve an economic growth rate of about 7% annually, and reducing the budget deficit, taking into account the priority of reducing inflation and unemployment, as well as doubling industrial and agricultural economic development by addressing all the problems related to factories.
In a similar context, President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi met on Tuesday with the country’s newly appointed Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, Defence Minister Mohamed Zaki and Minister of Transportation Hesham Arafat to discuss a number of significant issues.
Arafat submitted to Al-Sisi a report about the progress of the national roads project, as well as the ongoing efforts to develop road and bridge networks across the country.
Madbouly is expected to present the government’s programme, during a plenary session of parliament next Saturday, local media reported.
On 14 June, Egypt’s new cabinet sworn before President Al-Sisi after days from appointing Madbouly, as the new prime minister, succeeding Sherif Ismail who has resigned early this month. The new cabinet has the highest rate of women ministers ever by eight ministers.