Faiza Abou el-Naga

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Faiza Abou el-Naga is an Egyptian politician who served as minister of planning and international cooperation of Egypt during the Mubarak era and the transition period. She was appointed as Egypt's national security advisor by President Abdelfattah El Sisi.

Career and activities[edit]

Naga was the minister of planning and international cooperation in the cabinet led by Ahmed Nazif.[1] She retained her post in the preceding cabinets. She was a member of the National Democratic Party and served in its policy secretariat.[1]

It was reported that Naga was the principal instigator of the action taken on 6 February 2012[2][3] to criminally charge 43 members of non-governmental organizations in Egypt with operating without required licenses, a decision which has seriously strained relations with the United States.[4]


  1. ^ a b Gamal Essam El Din (29 September – 5 October 2005). "Reshuffle postponed". Al Ahram Weekly. 762. Archived from the original on 28 May 2013. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  2. ^ Ernesto Londoño (7 February 2012). "Architect of Egypt's NGO crackdown is Mubarak holdover". Washington Post. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Egyptian minister's remarks stoke tensions with U.S." Associated Press. 15 February 2012. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  4. ^ Patrick Werr and Tony Perry (26 January 2012). "U.S. outrage as Egypt bars Americans from leaving". Reuters. Retrieved 14 April 2014.CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)