Cairo: Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohammed al-Orabi on Sunday resigned from his post ahead of an imminent cabinet reshuffle, a media house reported.

Prime Minister Essam Sharaf has accepted al-Orabi's resignation.

In June, al-Orabi had joined Sharaf's caretaker Government, which assumed charge after a revolt toppled President Hosni Mubarak.

He had filled the post for less than a month, taking over from Nabil al-Arabi, who had resigned from the post to become the Arab League's chief.

Last week, Sharaf had promised the cabinet reshuffle after tens of thousands of pro-reform activists on July 8 resumed protests in Cairo's Tahrir Square, the epicenter of the 18-day popular uprising that ousted Mubarak in February, calling for faster reforms.

(Agencies)