Ministry of Interior (Egypt)

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Arab Republic of Egypt
Ministry of Interior
Ministry of Interior Egypt.png
Logo of the Egyptian Ministry of Interior
Agency overview
Formed1857 [1]
JurisdictionEgypt Egypt
Employees~ 2 million
Agency executive
Child agencies

The Ministry of Interior of Egypt is a part of the Cabinet of Egypt. It is responsible for law enforcement in Egypt. On March 5, 2015 Magdy Abdel Ghaffar was appointed Minister of Interior.[2]

The Ministry of Interior directs the Central Security Forces, around 410,000 in 2012; the National Police, around 500,000; and the Egyptian Homeland security, around 200,000 strong.[3]

The Egyptian Border Guard Corps were organised in border guard regiments totaling approximately 25,000 members.[citation needed] They are a lightly armed paramilitary force, mostly Bedouins, responsible for border surveillance, general peacekeeping, drug interdiction, and prevention of smuggling.[citation needed] During the late 1980s, the force was equipped with remote sensors and night-vision binoculars.[citation needed] High-speed motorboats are also in service.[4] The Border Guards were originally under the control of the Ministry of Defense, however control was almost immediately given to the Ministry of Interior after their creation.[citation needed]


On 27 April 2016, President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi inaugurated the new headquarters of the ministry in New Cairo. The complex covers about 52,000 square metres (560,000 sq ft).[5]


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  1. ^ "Establishment of the Interior Ministry". Archived from the original on 2017-01-13. Retrieved 2012-09-02.
  2. ^ "Magdy Abdel Ghaffar: Egypt's New Interior Minister with a Past". Chronicle Fanack. March 23, 2015.
  3. ^ IISS Military Balance 2007, p. 223
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  5. ^ Youssef, Adham (27 April 2016). "Al-Sisi inaugurates new Ministry of Interior headquarters". Daily News Egypt. Archived from the original on 1 May 2016. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  6. ^ "No. 32169". The London Gazette. 21 December 1920. p. 12484.
  7. ^ Malak Badrawi (4 February 2014). Isma'il Sidqi, 1875-1950: Pragmatism and Vision in Twentieth Century Egypt. Routledge. p. 89. ISBN 978-1-136-78749-2.
  8. ^ Rana Muhammad Taha; Hend Kortam; Nouran El Behairy (11 February 2013). "The Rise and fall of Mubarak". Daily News Egypt. Retrieved 5 March 2013.
  9. ^ El Madany, Sherine; Heinrich, Mark (March 5, 2011). "Egypt appoints post-Mubarak interior minister". Reuters.
  10. ^ "Meet the ministers: A thumbnail guide". Ahram Online. December 7, 2011.
  11. ^ Ethar Shalaby, Ten new ministers take oath in Cabinet reshuffle, Daily News Egypt, January 6, 2013.

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