Egypt's Mubarak to convene first cabinet meeting since surgery

13:50, April 15, 2010      

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Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will convene on Thursday his first cabinet meeting since his return to Egypt in March, the official MENA news agency reported on Wednesday.

Mubarak will host the cabinet meeting in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on Thursday morning to take up several domestic issues, according to the report.

Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif will attend the meeting, the report said.

The Egyptian president returned home late last month after a three-week medical trip in Germany, during which he underwent a successful gallbladder surgery in the Heidelberg University Hospital on March 6. He is expected to complete his convalescence in Sharm el-Sheikh.

The 81-year-old president handed over presidential powers to the prime minister before his operation and resumed them upon his return to Egypt.

He has not made a public appearance since his longest absence in almost three decades in power.

Source: Xinhua


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