Egypt’s politics digest July 11: Egypt not to be affected by Italy’s arm halt; Shoukry-Netanyahu talks tackled Sisi’s vision to revive peace talks
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CAIRO: No more browsing from site to site, view the top political news stories on July 11 here:

 

Egypt’s FM after rare visit to Israel: talks tackled Sisi’s vision to revive peace talks

Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry arrived in Cairo after a rare visit to Tel Aviv, where he met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Shoukry stated that his meeting with Netanyahu tackled Sisi’s vision to revive peace talks to end Palestinians’ humanitarian crisis, Youm7 quoted a press statement by the Foreign Ministry.

 

Egypt not to be affected by Italy’s arm halt:  MP

MP Ahmed Madian, member of Defense and National Security sub-committee at the parliament, said that the Italian parliament’s decision to halt military support to Egypt “will not affect Egypt, as the country tends to diversify sources of arms,” in statements to Youm7.

“Egypt imports weapons from Russia, France and other countries,” Madian added.

 

Damietta city for furniture project to be re-considered: Parliamentary sub-committee

A parliamentarian sub-committee specialized in industrial affairs said it will re-consider a project to establish Damietta city for furniture after Fisheries authority stated the place is not qualified to accommodate the project, Youm7 reported.

MP Mohamed Badrawy said that the project aimed to host small entrepreneurs and provide thousands of job opportunities.

 

Parliament calls on banks to finance micro projects for youth employment

Small and medium enterprises sub-committee at the parliament calls on banks to finance micro projects that will be proposed by different governorates to achieve youth employment.

 

Raising public awareness needed to curb FGM alongside toughening punishment: MP

MP Shareiy Mohamed told Youm7 that proposing an amendment to make FGM punishment more severe will be effective in eliminating the phenomenon if accompanied with raising public awareness and disseminating correct religious knowledge.

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