Prime Minister Hazem el Beblawi intends to have his government up and running by the end of the week. But supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.
Egypt's top prosecutor has accused the suspects of involvement in attacks on churches and military targets. The militant group has increasingly targeted Christians after launching an armed insurgency in northern Sinai.
An affiliate of the so-called "Islamic State" in Egypt has urged Muslims to stay away from Christian gatherings. The group claimed responsibility for last month's twin attacks on Coptic churches that killed 46 people.
The two men first met last year and came away singing each other's praises. After a rocky relationship between the US and Egypt under the Obama administration, the White House now wants a "reboot."
A son of former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi, Osama Morsi, has been arrested. He will face a mass trial over a bloody dispersal of a protest camp in 2013.
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