0859 GMT October 22, 2019
The move came after Greece and Macedonia resolved a decades-old name dispute last month by implementing the ‘Prespes agreement’, which changed the official name of the ex-Yugoslav republic to North Macedonia, Reuters reported.
Tsipras took over as foreign minister in October after Kotzias resigned amid reports of a cabinet split over the issue.
“After the successful conclusion ... of the Prespes agreement, the prime minister no longer thinks that he should maintain the foreign ministry portfolio,” government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said.
Katrougalos had served as deputy foreign minister, handling European affairs. Lawmaker Sia Anagnostopoulou will replace Katrougalos.
The mini-reshuffle also included another four new deputy ministers at the interior, labor, migration and infrastructure ministries.
The new ministers will be sworn in on Monday, the government spokesman said.