Gov’t bodies and military on ‘high alert’ for March economic conference
Egyptian armed forces in Sinai - REUTERS

CAIRO:  The Ministry of Interior, armed forces, and presidential guard forces will be in charge of securing the Egypt Economic Development Conference that will be held March 13-15 in the Sharm el-Sheikh resort of the Red Sea where more than 60 countries will be represented.

The Ministry of Interior framed the security plan to secure President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s motorcade in cooperation with the Third Civil Army forces in South of Sinai, a security source told Youm7 Tuesday.

He added that heavy armored vehicles and forces would be deployed in the highways and main entrances and exits of the resort town to secure the conference, adding that presidential guard forces will be in charge of the conference venues days in advance of the before its scheduled time.

President Sisi met with Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab Saturday to review ongoing preparations for the Economic Development Conference, according to a presidency statement.

The conference will be divided into a number of plenary sessions, which will present the government’s economic vision until 2030, as well as its five-year plan for economic and social reform, the statement added.

A number of ministries will present their future plans and investment opportunities, including a number of projects in vital sectors during cross-sector sessions.

The conference will be attended by representatives from at least 60 countries, the foriegn ministry’s spokesperson Badr Abdel Atty announced Monday.

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