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Egypt appoints Mohamed Kamel Amr as foreign minister

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Sun, 17 Jul 2011 05:53 PM
Author: Reuters
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CAIRO, July 17 (Reuters) - Egypt appointed former Foreign Ministry official Mohamed Kamel Amr on Sunday as its new foreign minister, replacing Mohammed el-Orabi who had held the post for less than a month, state television reported.

The appointment of Amr, who has worked for the World Bank since leaving the Foreign Ministry, was part of a cabinet reshuffle demanded by protesters camped out in central Cairo. (Reporting by Omar Abdulaty and Dina Zayed, Writing by Patrick Werr)

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