The Cabinet mourned ex-Prime Minister Sherif Ismail on Saturday, February 4; he passed away earlier that day.

Extending its deepest condolences to his family and friends, the cabinet said Egypt lost a man of fine mettle who has always been highly admired for his great sense of responsibility, honesty, and loyalty.

The deceased was an Egyptian engineer who served as prime minister between 2015 and 2018. He was the minister of petroleum and mineral resources from 2013 to 2015.

Ismail was appointed prime minister on September 12, 2015. And on June 5, 2018, he submitted his resignation to President Abdel Fattah El Sisi. However, he continued to serve as prime minister in a caretaker capacity. Two days after Ismail submitted his resignation, Sisi appointed Moustafa Madbouli, minister of housing and urban utilities, to succeed him as prime minister.

Mourning the departed, Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli said: Sherif Ismail will forever be remembered and much appreciated for all his merits and the great services he offered to the nation.

Following his departure as prime minister, he was appointed to serve as a top aide to President Sisi.

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