Egypt

Egypt’s Sisi calls on Lebanese ‘patriots’ to distance their country from regional disputes

CAIRO – 9 August 2020: “Mr. President calls on faithful patriots in Lebanon, regardless of their positions, to distance their country from regional disputes and conflicts,” Egyptian Presidential Spokesman Bassam Radi, few days after a terrifying blast rocked the capital, Beirut, and left dozens killed and thousands injured. President Abdel Fattah El Sisi took part on Sunday in a virtual ...

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Egypt allocates EGP 258.5bn to health sector in 2020/21 budget

(MENAFN – Daily News Egypt) Egypt’s health sector has been allocated a total of EGP 258.5bn in the current fiscal year (FY) 2020/21 budget, according to Minister of Finance Mohamed Maait. The allocated investment reflects an increase of EGP 7bn that will go towards supporting this vital sector. Maait added that a total of EGP 16.3bn will also be given ...

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Egypt’s PM receives reports on Egyptian aid to Lebanon

CAIRO – 9 August 2020: Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli has received two reports from the health and social solidarity ministers on medical and food aid to be sent to Lebanon following the massive blast that rocked the port of Beirut. Egypt has always supported “our friends” from any Arab state, Madbouli said Sunday, noting that the Egyptian government has been ...

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Egypt says maritime agreement with Greece allows more oil, gas exploration

Egypt’s ​Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources on Saturday said that the new maritime border demarcation agreement with Greece would allow for more bids to be launched regarding oil and gas exploration in the Mediterranean. The ministry’s spokesperson Hamdy Abdel-Aziz said that Egypt and Greece are members in the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum, which will be leveled into an international ...

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Egypt’s coronavirus infection rates are expected to reach zero soon: Official

Daily coronavirus infection rates are expected to reach zero starting September 15, Head of the Ministry of Health’s Scientific Committee to Combat Coronavirus Hossam Hosny said on Wednesday. During an interview on the television channel DMC, Hosny added that rates will continue declining in the coming days, due to people’s commitment to adhering to preventive measures to limit coronavirus outbreak. ...

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Egypt: Two soldiers and 18 alleged insurgents killed in Sinai’s Bir al-Abd

Egypt’s military said it killed 18 suspected Islamist militants in aerial and ground operations in the restive North Sinai region on Tuesday, as part of its battle to quell a long-running insurgency. The army said in a statement that its forces succeeded in foiling “an attack by takfiri terrorist elements on one of the security complexes” in the town of ...

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Egypt stresses need for its share of potential coronavirus vaccine to GAVI alliance: Cabinet

Egypt has stressed the need to receive its share of the coronavirus vaccine from the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisations (GAVI), said Bahaa El-Deen Zidan, the head of the authority for unified procurement. In a report sent to Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly on the efforts exerted by the procurement authority to follow up on the latest developments on the ...

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Satellite images show Ethiopia dam reservoir swelling

New satellite imagery shows the reservoir behind Ethiopia’s disputed hydroelectric dam beginning to fill, but an analyst says it’s likely due to seasonal rains instead of government action. The images emerge as Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan say the latest talks on the contentious project ended Monday with no agreement. Ethiopia has said it would begin filling the reservoir of the ...

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Egypt, US discuss increasing military cooperation

Egyptian and US military officials have discussed increasing military cooperation during meetings in Cairo, a statement by the Egyptian Armed Forces said on Wednesday. According to the statement, Egyptian Defence Minister Mohamed Zaki met in Cairo with US Central Command chief Kenneth McKenzie and an accompanying delegation. Zaki and McKenzie discussed several issues of common interest amid current regional and ...

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Libyan tribal chiefs arrive in Egypt to stop Turkish ‘occupation’, ‘violation of sovereignty’

CAIRO – 16 July 2020: On Wednesday night, a delegation of Libyan tribal sheikhs has arrived in Egypt from Benghazi, where the forces of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar are stationed, to discuss ways to end Turkey’s “blatant interference and violation of Libyan sovereignty.” In a statement, the tribal council, to which the delegation belongs, said the Turkish behavior in Libya ...

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