This Week in Egypt: Week 49-2022 (Dec 12-18)


Top headlines

  • IMF executive board approves $3 billion Egypt extended arrangement
  • Egypt’s Sisi visits Washington to participate in the US-Africa summit 
  • Egypt’s Sisi met with US President  Biden and US Secretary of State Blinken 
  • Egypt’s Sisi met with US defense chief Lloyd Austin as Cairo assumes naval role in the Red Sea
  • Egypt issued a presidential decree unilaterally determines the maritime borders between Egypt and Libya
  • Libyan GNU government refuses Egypt’s move on maritime borders’ demarcation
  • Türkiye calls on Libya, Egypt to initiate maritime border dialogue
  • British Conservatives make billionaire ex-Mubarak minister senior treasurer

Main Headlines

Monday

Tuesday

  • Egypt’s Sisi arrives in Washington to participate in the US-Africa Leaders Summit
  • Egyptian Navy takes command of Combined Task Force 153 in Red Sea and Gulf of Aden
  • Negotiations are underway to export 3,000 megawatts of Egyptian Electricity to Europe: Minister

Wednesday

  • Cairo issued a presidential decree unilaterally determines the maritime borders between Egypt and Libya
  • US-Africa Summit: Sisi to hold high-level meetings in Washington
  • British Conservatives make billionaire ex-Mubarak minister as senior treasurer

Thursday

Friday

  • Libyan GNU government refuses Egypt’s move on maritime borders’ demarcation
  • Egypt’s Sisi urges US to invest in alleviating debt burdens on most afflicted nations
  • US business representatives express interest in expanding projects in Egypt to President Sisi

Saturday

  • IMF  executive board approves $3 billion Egypt extended arrangement
  • Türkiye calls on Libya and Egypt to initiate maritime border dialogue

Sunday

  • Egypt confirms discovery large gas field in Mediterranean, minister says
  • US dollar exchange rate is stable at Egypt’s banks in first working day following IMF deal
  • Egypt is tackling migrants issue with comprehensive approach: Foreign ministry

Reports

  • Egypt’s Sisi gets warm welcome at Pentagon as Cairo assumes naval role. Jared Szuba
  • Sisi’s maritime declaration shields Crete. Vassilis Nedos
  • Egypt’s trade with Nile-Basin countries jumps amid Ethiopia dam crisis. Marc Espanol
  • Egypt’s fresh $3 billion IMF-backed economic reform programme. Doaa Moneim 
  • ‘Life is ebbing away’: Egyptians face peril at sea in dangerous new exodus to Europe. Ruth Michaelson

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