The anticipated reshuffle of Egypt's cabinet is not yet complete, Prime Minister Sherif Ismail announced Monday without indicating when it would be finalised.
News reports in the past 24 hours indicated that the reshuffle would be finalised on Monday, a possibility that was ruled out by Ismail's brief statement to reporters after meeting President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.
The reshuffle is expected to include the ministers of finance, investment, irrigation, tourism, civil aviation, education, health, justice, and religious endowments, according to sources.
The reshuffle is set to take place before the government presents its programme to parliament.
The cabinet will present its programme to the Egyptian parliament on 27 March as, according to the constitution, reshuffles should be approved by parliament after that date.
Under Egypt's 2014 constitution, the parliament is required to endorse the current cabinet's agenda.
If the programme does not win the chamber's trust, the party or the coalition with the largest parliamentary bloc must name a new prime minister.