A report from Cairo on Saturday (15 JAN) says Dr. Aziz Sidky has been chosen?
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SV Sadat and Sidky waving from tarmac
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SV Ali Wali signs and hands agreement to Sidky
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SV Riad ditto
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Background: A report from Cairo on Saturday (15 JAN) says Dr. Aziz Sidky has been chosen as Egypt's new Prime Minister.
The report says President Sadat is expected to announce the change on Monday (17 Jan).
Dr. Sidky will replace Dr. Mahmoud Fawzi -- who is now 72, and according to reports, considered by the President to be too old for the job of Prime Minister.
There's speculation too about the future of Mr. Mahmoud Riad -- a deputy Prime Minister and Egypt's Foreign Minister.
It's predicted that President Sadat will announce his replacement -- and may send Mr. Riad to New York to head Egypt's delegation to the United Nations.