This Week in Egypt: Week 20-2021 ( May 17-23)


Top Headlines

  • Israel and Hamas agree Gaza truce after Egyptian mediation
  • Egypt’s Sisi thanks Biden for role in making ceasefire in Gaza succeed
  • US Secretary of State to visit Egypt as part of Middle East tour following Cairo-brokered ceasefire in Gaza
  • World leaders hail Egypt-brokered Gaza ceasefire 
  • Egypt’s Sisi orders allocating $500 million for reconstruction in Gaza 
  • Egypt, Jordan, and France hold trilateral summit to discuss means for ceasefire in Gaza  
  • Egypt and Sudan to conduct Guardians of the Nile military drills 
  • Cyprus, Greece, Egypt say new threats need tighter defense ties, closer cooperation 
  • Court allows Suez Canal to keep holding Ever Given  
A convoy of aid from Egypt’s Tahya Masr enters Gaza

Main Headlines

Monday

  • U.S. security adviser talks with Israeli counterpart, Egypt amid Israeli-Palestinian crisis
  • Egypt designates 11 hospitals to treat Palestinians wounded in Israeli bombing of Gaza 
  • Egypt’s FM received a phone call from the Qatari FM to discuss the latest developments in Palestine.
  • Egypt’s Sisi, Sudan’s Burhan stress adhesion to legally binding deal on disputed GERD
  • Egypt’s Sisi arrives at Éphémère palace to participate in Paris conference on Sudan’s transition
  • Sisi urges ‘favourable’ regional environment to maintain Sudan’s stability
  • Egypt’s tourism sector expected to recover by mid-2022

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • Egypt is still working to reach ceasefire in Palestinian territories 
  • Sisi reiterates Egypt’s steadfast stance on GERD in meeting with Senegalese president  
  • Egypt will deal with second filling of GERD by tightly managing water resources: Foreign minister 
  • Sisi discusses expanding French investments in Egypt with France’s economy minister 
  • Cyprus, Greece, and Egypt say new threats need tighter defense ties, closer cooperation 
  • Egypt is seeking to manufacture AstraZenca vaccine locally

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

  • Egypt and Sudan to conduct Guardians of the Nile military drills 
  • Egypt seeks ‘clear political ground’ with Turkey that satisfies both states: FM 
  • Egypt Air begins vaccinating cabin crew against Covid-19 

Sunday

  • Egyptian mediators try to build on Israel-Hamas ceasefire Egyptian mediators
  • US Secretary of State to visit Egypt as part of Middle East tour following Cairo-brokered ceasefire in Gaza
  • Court allows Suez Canal to keep holding the Ever-Given ship
  • Senior UK Defence Advisor concludes visit to Egypt
  • Ethiopia has doubtful capacity to complete GERD’s 2nd filling as planned: Egyptian Expert

Reports

  • 11 days, 8 calls and a ceasefire: Inside Biden’s response to the Gaza crisis Barak Ravid

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