This Week in Egypt: Week 50-2020 ( Dec 7-13)

Top Headlines

  • Egypt’s Sisi concluded a visit to France 
  • Italy charges Egyptian security agency officials over murder of Giulio Regeni
  • Egypt values important step toward normalizing ties between Morocco and Israel
  • Egypt wants a clear agreement for reconciliation with Qatar: Egyptian FM
  • 9 Egyptian policemen sentenced for beating vendor to death

Main Headlines


  • Macron says he raised Egypt’s rights record with Egypt’s Sisi
  • Macron thanks Egypt’s Sisi for support after anti-French ‘hate campaign’
  • Macron says French arms sales to Egypt will not be conditional on human rights 
  • Egypt and Denmark explore renewable energy investment opportunities 


  • Egypt wants a clear agreement for reconciliation with Qatar: Egyptian FM
  • Egypt’s Sisi discusses cooperation with Airbus Group CEO in Paris
  • Egypt receives 22 railway carriages from Russia as part of major deal 
  • Egypt wraps up voting in second stage of parliament election run-offs


  • Sudan says it will be most harmed by GERD unless binding deal is reached
  • Egypt’s Sisi orders for cash incentives to replace old vehicles with new natural gas-operated ones




  • Egypt’s Sisi thanks UAE for sending 1st shipment of Chinese Sinopharm’s coronavirus vaccine  
  • Egypt reports 478 new coronavirus cases, 21 deaths  
  • Egypt to launch website for those wishing to obtain Sinopharm vaccine
  •  9 Egyptian policemen sentenced for beating vendor to death


  • Egypt to chair two meetings on future of Libyan economy
  • Sudan’s prime minister visits Ethiopia
  • Egyptian police had arrested a government minister in the era of the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood, on terrorism charges
  • Egypt’s Sisi discusses counter-terrorism cooperation in Sahel with Mauritanian counterpart


  • How is Egypt working to unify the Arab and Gulf stance towards the Syrian crisis? George Mikhail
  • Is Egypt ready to turn page on Gulf crisis with Qatar? Rasha Mahmoud
  • Egypt and the reconstruction of Iraq. Amr Mostafa


From Twitter

On Sisi’s visit to France



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