Here are highlights from the Egyptian newspapers:
A number of members of the Congress and the U.S. House of Representatives stated that they will continue their support to President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi who “bravely” fought radical Islamists, and that negotiations on raising the amount of aid to Egypt will continue to be discussed even after electing a new president. The statements were made during the 7th annual conference of the Coptic Solidarity Organization that themed the future of Egypt’s religious minorities in Washington June 9-10.
The Arish University in northern Sinai is expected to “achieve Egyptian national security by increasing the population,” according to an interview with the President of Arish University Habashy el-Nady.
Egypt has requested a loan from the international monetary fund, its value different from the last one ($4.8 billion) in a bid to attract more direct foreign investment.
A delegation of the Palestinian movement Hamas will arrive in Cairo Monday to meet with Egyptian officials to discuss inter-Palestinian reconciliation negotiations and boost bilateral relations.
Ali Moselhy, the head of the economic affairs committee at the parliament, said that there will be a series of meetings with the Investment Ministry in July over putting a general frame for a new investment law, after the committee expressed its objection to the current law that was amended in 2015.
A number of governorates have been struggling with continuous water cuts amid rising temperatures, prompting residents to seek water from ground water pumps regardless if it is safe to drink or not. The outage has stirred anger among citizens in Aswan who blocked the road in rejection to the shortage of water during the holy month of Ramadan, where they need to drink water after sunset when they break fasting.
Member of Parliament Amna Noseir said that she will propose a law and demand the abolishment of a “broad article” in the penal code which punishes people who insult religion.