CAIRO, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- New ministers appointed in Egypt's recent cabinet reshuffle were sworn in before President Mohamed Morsi, official news agency MENA reported Sunday.
The 10 new ministers include Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim, who was an assistant of his predecessor, and Finance Minister Al- Morsi al-Sayed Hegazi, an economics professor at university of Alexandria.
Prime Minister Hesham Qandil also assigned Hatem Abdel-Latif as minister of transportation to succeed Mohamed Rashad el-Matini, who resigned following the a train accident which killed more than 50 children in November.
Omar Mohamed Salem and Atef Helmi were also chosen into the 35- member cabinet, as minister of state for legal and parliamentary affairs and minister of communication and information technology respectively.
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi said in a speech in late December that he had discussed with the prime minister about cabinet reshuffle to improve the government's performance and enable it to cope with the ongoing political, social and economic challenges.