Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak issued a presidential decree on Sunday, in which a new ministerial post was set up and two ministers were changed, the official MENA news agency reported.
According to MENA, the new ministerial post was called State Minister for Economic Development, which would be led by Othman Mohamed Othman, who was former Minister of Local Development and Planning.
As to the two changed ministers, Mohamed Abdel-Salam Mahgoub, governor of the Mediterranean port city Alexandria, replaced Othman as Minister of Local Development and Planning.
Mamdouh Mohieddin Marai, who was head of the Supreme Constitutional Court, was appointed as new Minister of Justice.
Former Justice Minister Mahmoud Abu el-Leil handed in his resignation to Mubarak 10 days ago and was accepted, said MENA.
MENA, however, neither gave the reason behind el-Leil's resignation nor the reason behind the reshuffling of the Egyptian cabinet.
Also in the decree, Mubarak appointed Adel Labib as new governor of Alexandria, Mohamed Shaarawi as governor of Beheira in the Nile River Delta, and Mohsen al-Noamani Hafez as governor of Sohag in south Egypt.
New ministers and governors were due to be sworn in before Mubarak on Monday, said MENA, adding that this was the first minor cabinet reshuffle in Prime Minister Ahmed Nazef's cabinet, which was sworn in on Dec. 31 of 2005.
The Egyptian cabinet under Prime Minister Ahmed Nazef consists of 31 ministers, several ministers without portfolio, chairmen of departments and ministers-delegate.
Below is a new list of Egypt's cabinet led by Prime Minister Ahmed Nazef:
Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation -- Amin Abbaza
Minister of Civil Aviation -- Ahmed Mohamed Shafiq Zaki
Minister of Communications and Information Technology -- Tarek Kamel
Minister of Culture -- Farouq Abdel-Aziz Hosni
Minister of Defence -- Mohamed Hussein Tantawi
Minister of Education -- Youssry al-Gamal
Minister of Electricity and Energy -- Hassan Younes
Minister of Finance and Insurance -- Youssef Boutros Ghali
Minister of Foreign Affairs -- Ahmed Abul Gheit
Minister of Trade and Industry -- Rashid Mohamed Rashid
Minister of Health and Population -- Hatem el-Gabali
Minister of Higher Education -- Hani Hillal
Minister of Housing -- Ahmad Alaaeddin Amin al-Maghraqbi
Minister of Information -- Ahmad Nabih el-Fekki
Minister of International Cooperation -- Fayza Mohamed Abu Naga (Female)
Minister of the Interior -- Habib Ibrahim el-Adli
Minister of Investment -- Mahmoud Mohieddin
Minister of Justice -- Mamdouh Mohieddin Marai
Minister of Legal and Parliamentary Affairs -- Moufed Mahmoud Shehab
Minister of Manpower and Employment -- Aisha Abudl Hadi
Minister of Petroleum -- Amin Sameh Samir Fahmi
Minister of Local Development and Planning -- Mohamed Abdel- Salam Mahgoub
Minister of Public Works and Water Resources -- Mahmoud Abdel Halim Abu Zeid
Minister of Social Security -- Ali Mesilhi
Minister of Transport -- Mohamed Mansour
Minister of Tourism -- Zuheir Garana
Minister of Waqfs (Religious Endowments) -- Mahmoud Hamdi Zaqzouq
Minister of State for Administrative Development -- Ahmad Mohammad Othman Darwish
Minister of State for the Environment -- Magid George Ilyas Ghattas
Minister of State for Military Production -- Sayyed Abdou Moustafa Meshal
Minister of State for Economic Development -- Othman Mohamed Othman