President el-Sissi chairs first meeting of Egypt's new cabinet

June 17, 2014 12:26 PM

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President el-Sissi chairs first meeting of Egypt's new cabinet

CAIRO, Egypt -- Egypt's newly elected President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi chaired the first meeting of his new Cabinet on Tuesday, shortly after its members were sworn in at the presidential palace in Cairo.

After an hours-long meeting that started early in the morning, Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab said the government plans to work around the clock to combat corruption, ensure the return of security and build what he described as a "strong state."

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