Egypt Press Review: Sept. 23
Egyptian newspapers
By HANAN FAYED

Youm7 press

Youm7

Minister of Education Mahmoud Abou el-Nasr inaugurated seven schools in Luxor and Qena governorates, and stated that 10,000 schools will be built in the upcoming three years. The Ministry of Endowment will provide 1,000 pieces of land for the planned schools.

Also:

  • Sisi meets with Egyptian-American businessmen in New York
  • The committee administering the Muslim Brotherhood assets has seized 544 companies and 1,033 associations owned by the group
  • Security forces kill six “takfiris” in North Sinai and destroy 36 “terrorist hubs”

 Al-Ahram

Al-Ahram

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab meets with Claus Hemmingsen, executive director of Maersk shipping company to discuss increasing investments in the Suez Canal.

Also:

  • Minister of Irrigation Hossam Maghazi, currently in Ethiopia, received the designs of the Renaissance Dam. Technical studies of the designs will last for six months; Egypt will then announce whether the dam threatens Egypt’s water security from a technical and engineering perspective
  • The Islamic State group executes 13 Iraqi military officers
  • The Commercial Chambers Union signed an agreement to establish a free trade zone with the Eurasian Economic Union

 Al-Shorouq

Al-Shorouk:

The underground Tahrir Garage will be available for the public in December for five pounds for the first hour, and one pound for each extra hour. The four-floor parking lot can accommodate 1,700 cars, which would significantly help reduce traffic in Cairo’s busy downtown.

Also:

  • The military will execute infrastructure projects of the New Suez Canal
  • The Ministry of Interior denies it recommended maintaining the protest law to the Cabinet
  • A missile exploded near a security camp in Sheikh Zuwayed, North Sinai, leaving no casualties

 Al-Masry Al-Youm

Al-Masry al-Youm

Seven bombings took place across Egypt on the first school day as President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has left to New York for the U.N. General Assembly. Two officers were killed in a bombing outside of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Cairo.

Also:

  • Sisi is to deliver a UN speech on his first 100 days in Egypt as president
  • The demand on Egyptian labor has decreased inside and outside of Egypt, according to the Cabinet information center

 Al-Akhbar

Al-Akhbar

Turkey requested a meeting between its Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry at the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York. Turkey and Egypt have had strained relations since the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi and have mutually withdrawn their ambassadors.

Also:

  • A Palestinian delegation arrives in Cairo to discuss means to maintain a permanent ceasefire with Israel. The visit will last for a few days to meet with Egyptian top officials to tackle national reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah and the reconstruction of Gaza
  • Egypt deports 14 Palestinian to Gaza after they illegally entered Egypt through tunnels between the strip and Egypt’s Rafah

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