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| 14 June, 2018

Egypt appoints new minister of defence in new cabinet -state television

Mohamed Ahmed Zaki Mohamed was named minister of defence, replacing Sedki Sobhi.

CAIRO- Egypt has appointed a new minister of defence in a cabinet sworn in on Thursday by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to mark the start of his second term in office.

Mohamed Ahmed Zaki Mohamed was named minister of defence, replacing Sedki Sobhi.

Sisi in April won re-election with 97 percent of the vote after a campaign season that saw a top challenger jailed and all other serious contenders pull out.

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