Egypt’s Politics digest July 9: Egypt to nominate Ambassador Moushira Khattab for Director-General of UNESCO; Egypt’s parliament sends Italian Senate, Chamber of Deputies messages on suspension of military Supply to Cairo
Former Egyptian Minister of Family and Population Affairs ambassador Moushira Khattab
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Egypt to nominate ambassador Moushira Khattab for Director-General of UNESCO

Egypt has officially decided to nominate former Egyptian Minister of Family and Population Affairs ambassador Moushira Khattab for the post of Director-General of UNESCO, to be successor to Irina Bokova, who has decided to compete for the post of United Nations secretary-general, anonymous Egyptian officials told Youm7 Saturday.

The officials added that Khattab has started a number of secret visits to the UNESCO state members to see their stances towards its nomination before Egypt’s official announcement.

 

Egypt’s parliament sends Italian Senate, Chamber of Deputies messages on suspension of military Supply to Cairo

Foreign Affairs Committee chairperson of the Egyptian House of Representatives Mohamed al-Orabi will head Saturday to Italy to deliver two messages from the Egyptian Parliament Speaker Ali Abdel Aal to the Italian Senate President Pietro Grasso‎ and Italian Chamber of Deputies President Laura Boldrini, Youm7 reported. The messages tackle the Italian decision of suspension of military supplies to Egypt in protest against the killing of Italian student Giulio Regeni earlier this year.

 

Egyptian lawmaker calls UNSC to try Tony Blair, George W. Bush over ‘committing war crimes’ in Iraq

An Egyptian parliamentarian called on the United Nation Security Council and the UN General Assembly to hold former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, former U.S. President George W. Bush accountable over accusations of “committing war crimes” during 2003 invasion into Iraq.

 

Egyptian army to participate in Russia’s 2016 International Army Games in August

Egyptian army will participate in the International Army Games – 2016, scheduled to take place in Russia in August with participation of 19 armies, Russian news agency TASS reported Friday.

More than 3,000 soldiers from the participating countries will carry out their games in 19 military sites, in light of enhancing the military expertise.

 

ENCHR coordinate with Parliament to review amendments to bills of protest law, contempt of religion

Egyptian National Council for Human Rights (ENCHR) said that there is coordination with the House of Representatives to review amendments to two bills of protest law and contempt of religion, ENCHR member told Youm7 Friday.

He added that the council is negotiating with the concerned bodies to release those who detained over protesting against Egypt-Saudi deal of maritime boundaries demarcation, and those who detained without committing violence-related crimes.

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