Egyptian PM Hazem el-Beblawi says government to resign

Egypt's Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi gestures during a news conference in Abu Dhabi, in this October 27, 2013 file picture.

CAIRO - Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi said on Monday the government is to resign.

"Today the cabinet took a decision to offer its resignation to the president of the republic," he said in a televised statement. He gave no clear reason for the decision.

The prime minister was appointed after the army toppled president Mohamed Mursi last July following mass protests against his rule.