The two ministers were seen as being close to former President Beji Caid Essebsi, who died in July. Saied and Essebsi didn't see eye to eye politically. Economic Diplomacy Minister Hatem Ferjani was also fired.
Intense negotiations are currently taking place for the formation of a new government.
This story has been corrected to show that the Beji Caid Essebsi died in July, not June.