Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies
Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/what-is-behind-dismissal-of-egyptian-defense-minister/
On Thursday, June 14, 2018, Abdul-Fattah Al-Sisi appointed Lt. Gen. Mohammad Zaki, the former commander of the Republican Guard, as defense minister instead of Lt Gen. Sedki Sobhi, and the appointment of Staff Maj. Gen. Mohamed Abbas Helmy Hashem as Commander of the Air Force instead of Lt. Gen. Yunis Al-Masry, who was given a civil position as Minister of Civil Aviation. Al-Sisi also appointed Maj. Gen. Mahmoud Tawfiq as Minister of Interior instead of Maj. Gen. Magdi Abdel Ghaffar. Sisi also issued Presidential Decree No. 271 of 2018 appointing General Sedki Sobhi as Assistant to the President for Defense Affairs, and Presidential Decree No. 272 of 2018 appointing Magdi Abdel-Ghaffar, the former Minister of Interior, as Advisor to the President for Security and Counterterrorism Affairs.
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