Egypt Press Review: Nov 23
By AMIRA EL-FEKKI and RANY MOSTAFA

press Youm75

Youm7:

Approximately $30 billion in investment and aid is expected from the Sharm el-Sheikh Economic Summit March 13- March 15

Also:

  • Political debates suggest postponing parliamentary elections to improve constituencies’ law
  • Prosecution accuses former Minister of Petroleum Sameh Shoukry of ‘high treason’ in Israel gas export case
  • Egypt and Sudan sign water cooperation agreement

 

press Al-Ahram

Al-Ahram:

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi signed an agreement with his South Sudanese counterpart Salva Kiir over bilateral cooperation in water resources management.

Also:

  • Egypt will host an international economic conference in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh from March 13-16.
  • Security forces killed two Islamic militants and destroyed 50 hideouts in a raid in the North Sinai town of Sheikh Zuwayed
  • The head of the Saudi-Egyptian Business Council, Sheikh Saleh Kamel, said the council intends to investment in the Suez Canal axis project with capital estimated at $ 3 billion

press En-Pic65

Al-Masry Al-Youm:

The Egyptian and Sudanese foreign ministers will discuss Sunday a mutual protocol annulling visa entry requirements.

Also:

  • Over 3,000 Palestinians stuck on borders after the closing of Rafah crossing; tensions between Palestinian embassy and Egyptian authorities
  • Activist Asmaa Mahfouz posts to her Facebook account political plan need before “2nd revolution”

 

press Al-Shorouq

Al-Shorouq:

Lawyers Syndicate calls for boycott of activist Ahmed Doma’s case after defense team withdrew.

Also:

  • Ministry of Health announces successful result for Hepatitis C case treated with Sovaldi for a month
  • Ministry of Interior continues media campaign warning against Nov.28 protests

 

press Al-Akhbar

Al-Akhbar:

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi met Saturday with the Chinese presidential envoy, Meng Jianzhu, who expressed China’s intention to establish “strategic partnership” with Egypt.

Also:

  • A Lawyers’ Syndicate statement has been referred to the attorney general because it “insulted” the court and applauded the withdrawal of the defense team in the 2011 Cabinet Protests Trial
  • 300 drivers were arrested during the last ten days in Cairo for charges of traffic offences, including consuming drugs and alcohol while driving
  • The Transport Ministry plans to raise ticket prices for air conditioned passenger trains and the metro in January
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