Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi announced a Cabinet reshuffle Saturday to develop the government’s performance.
The Cabinet shake-up, which was approved by parliament in an emergency session, affected 13 portfolios, including health, education, culture, local development and irrigation ministries.
Also included in the reshuffle was the tourism portfolio.
The changes, however, didn’t affect key ministries including foreign, finance, defense and the interior, which is responsible for the police force.
Sisi said the shake-up came in consultation with Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouly. He said in a Facebook post that the changes aimed at “developing the governmental performance in some important files ... which contribute to protecting the state’s interests and capabilities.”