Profile: Egypt's new prime minister

14:33, January 30, 2011      

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Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Saturday appointed former civil aviation minister Ahmed Mohammed Shafiq Zaki as prime minister.

Shafiq, 69, had held various positions in Egypt's Air Force before serving as the Air Force commander in 1996-2002.

After retiring from the military, Shafiq was appointed to head Egypt Air, where he aggressively pushed ahead reform and turned the national carrier into one of the most important air transportation operators in the Middle East.

In 2002, Shafiq took the job as head of the civil aviation, in which capacity he launched a large-scale reconstructing of Egypt's major airports and turned the Cairo International Airport into one of the most important aviation hubs in the Middle East.

Shafiq is well-known for his management expertise and efficient work style in Egyptian politics.

Source: Xinhua
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