Egypt housing minister to head government while PM receives treatment abroad

Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail. [Photo credit: Egypt Today]

Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail has appointed Housing Minister Mustafa Madbuly to serve as interim prime minister while he receives medical treatment to Germany, state newspaper Al-Ahram reported on Thursday.

The cabinet said on Wednesday that Ismail would travel to Germany on Thursday for surgery and is expected to remain there for three weeks.

The cabinet though did not specify the condition he would be treated for.(Reuters/NAN)

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