|Prime Minister of Egypt|
17 January 1972 – 26 March 1973
|Preceded by||Mahmoud Fawzi|
|Succeeded by||Anwar Sadat|
|Died||26 January 2008
|Political party||Arab Socialist Union|
Aziz Sedki (Arabic: عزيز صدقي, IPA: [ʕæˈziːz ˈsedʔi]; 1920 – 26 January 2008) was an Egyptian politician and engineer. Sedki served as the Prime Minister of Egypt from January 17, 1972 until March 26, 1973. He was nicknamed the "father of Egyptian industry."
Early life and education
Aziz Sedki was born in Cairo, Egypt, on 1 July 1920. He graduated with a degree in engineering from Cairo University in 1944. He went on to earn a doctorate in economic planning from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Sedki was appointed as a technical adviser to the Egyptian prime minister's office in 1955, a few years after the Egyptian Revolution of 1952. He next served as a full-time member of the services board until 1956.
In 1956, Sedki was appointed as Egypt's Minister of Industry by Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser. Among Sedki's tasks as Minister was the supervision of an industrialization program, which was financed by the Soviet Union. The Soviets were, at the time, an important ally of the Egpytian government. Sedki launched a five-year industrialization plan in 1957. This initiative was later merged into a "general five-year development plan", which lasted from 1961 until 1965.
Sedki was promoted to Deputy Prime Minister for Industry and Mineral resources in 1964. Simultaneously, he also became the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources in 1964 as well. In November 1970, Sedki was further elevated to Egypt's deputy prime minister for production and trade.
Sedki became Prime Minister of Egypt on 17 January 1972, following the resignation of Mahmoud Fawzi. He remained Prime Minister until 26 March 1973 when he was succeeded as Prime Minister by Anwar Sadat.
- "The Death of Former Egyptian Prime Minister Aziz Sedki". Arab Democracy Foundation. 2008-01-26. Retrieved 2008-02-24.[dead link]
|Prime Minister of Egypt
January 17, 1972 – March 26, 1973