Update Egypt’s politics digest July 11:Egypt’s Shoukry updates Palestinian President on his visit to Israel for peace talks; Egypt’s military releases six abducted Egyptian nationals in Libya
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a press conference Sunday in Jerusalem.
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Egypt’s Shoukry updates Palestinian President on his visit to Israel for peace talks

Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry has updated Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas on his historical visit to Israel for resuming the installed peace talks between the Palestinians and the Israelis Sunday. Shoukry held a bilateral meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the peace process and other regional issues of mutual concerns.

Shoukry also phoned his Jordanian and French counterparts on the outcomes of his visit.

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’s military releases six abducted Egyptian nationals in Libya

Egyptian military forces, in cooperation with Tobrok-based Libyan troops, managed to released six Egyptian nationals, who were abducted in Libya, Youm7 reported Monday.

The six nationals were kidnapped along the road link between Misrata and Bani Walid by unknown armed group, who asked for ransom.

 

 Egypt, Morocco among 22 Countries Presenting Voluntary Reviews of Sustainable Development Plans at UN

(Press Release) The United Nations today will kick off a 10-day meeting at its New York headquarters which will include presentations by 22 Member States, including Egypt and Morocco, on their plans to achieve the historic 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Agenda that was unanimously adopted at a summit meeting last September.

The 2016 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), which is the central platform for guiding global efforts on the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), will be meeting from 11 to 20 July under the theme “Ensuring that no one is left behind”. The Forum brings together representatives of governments, businesses and civil society.

 

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.

 

Egypt’s Water Resources Minister flies to Uganda to participate in Nile Basin States meetings

Egyptian Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel-Atti flied Monday to Uganda to participate in the 24th round of Nile Basin Countries Meetings, scheduled to kick off Thursday, Youm7 Monday. The meetings will tackle water issues among the states and the climate change adaption policies.

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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