Mrs. Minister / Faiza Abou El-Naga

Member of the Board of Trustees

Faiza Abou El-Naga is an Egyptian politician who served as minister of planning and international cooperation in Egypt during the Mubarak era and the transition period. She was appointed as Egypt's national security advisor by President Abdelfattah El Sisi.

Abou El-Naga was the minister of planning and international cooperation in the cabinet led by Ahmed Nazif. She retained her post in the preceding cabinets. She was also a member of the National Democratic Party and served in its policy secretariat.

It was reported that Abou El-Naga was the principal instigator of the action taken on 6 February 2012 to criminally charge 43 members of non-governmental organizations in Egypt with operating without required licenses, a decision that has seriously strained relations with the United States.