Ministry of Defence and Military Production

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Arab Republic of Egypt
Ministry of Defence
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Agency overview
Formed 1997; 19 years ago (1997)
Jurisdiction Government of Egypt
Agency executive

The Egyptian Ministry of Defence is the ministry responsible for the Egyptian Armed Forces organization and manages its affairs and maintains its facilities. It also handles the affairs of colleges and military recruitment, mobilization and management of veterans and military factories in Egypt. The ministry originated under the name of glasses jihadist then turned then to the ministry of war to deal with this name remained until 1980 as is its name to the department of defense. The ministry is based in Cairo.[1]

List of ministers[edit]

Minister of Defence of the Arab Republic of Egypt
وزارة الدفاع المصرية
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Sedki Sobhi

since 26 March 2014
Ministry of Defence
Reports to President of the Republic
The Prime Minister
Formation 1882
First holder Ahmed ‘Urabi

The following is a list of ministers of Defence and Military Production of Egypt. The position was known until the 1970s as the Minister of War and Marine. They direct the Egyptian Armed Forces. Article 201 of the Egyptian Constitution of 2014 states that the Minister of Defense is the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, and shall be appointed from among its officers.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ministry of Defense and Military Production (Egypt)". Epicos. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Unofficial translation of the 2014 constitution
  3. ^ "Egypt leader Mursi orders army chief Tantawi to resign". BBC. 12 August 2012. Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Egypt's El-Sisi bids military farewell, says he will run for presidency". Ahram Online. 26 March 2014. Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Sedki Sobhi sworn in as Egypt's new military chief". BBC. 27 March 2014. Retrieved 27 March 2014.