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.

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 on 6 February 2012,[2][3] to criminally charge 43 members of non-governmental organizations in Egypt with operating without required licenses, an occurrence 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. 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.