Middle East

Egypt’s Deputy PM tenders resignation

Egyptian interim Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi attends a panel session on the second day of the 44. Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone,Laurent Gillieron)

CAIRO: Egypt's Deputy Prime Minister Ziad Bahaa El-Din tendered his resignation to Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi on Monday, Bahaa El-Din said in a statement posted on his Facebook page.

"(Bahaa El-Din) indeed tendered a written resignation from his ministerial position to the prime minister this morning so he can resume his political, party and legal activity outside the government," the statement said.

Bahaa El-Din also held the post of minister of international cooperation in Egypt's army-backed interim government.





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