Egypt Politics digest July 20: Sisi attends graduation ceremony for Military Academy cadets; Egypt slams Erdogan’s remarks against Sisi, Turkey, Erdogan, condmenation,
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Sisi attends graduation ceremony for Military Academy cadets

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi arrived Wednesday in the Military Academy headquarters to attend a graduation ceremony for new batches of the Military Academy’s Military Technical College, of the Technical Institute of the Armed Forces, and of Academy’s Technical Institute of Nursing, Youm7 reported.
Egypt slams Erdogan’s remarks against Sisi

Egyptian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid strongly slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s criticizing remarks against President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.

Turkish President lacks judgement due to the difficult situation he suffers (in indication of Turkish thwarted military coup), Abu Zeid said in a statement Wednesday.

in an interview wil Al Jazeera channel, Erdogan has slammed Sisi and Syria’s al-Assad, saying President Sisi lack democracy and he killed thousands of his nation.


Egypt’s FM participates in Washington-held ministerial meeting on Palestine-Israel issue

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry will participate Wednesday in a Washington-held ministerial meeting unpon a call from High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica

Mogherini , to discuss the developments of the Palestinian issue and efforts to support the peace process between Palestinians and Israelis, state-owned news agency MENA reported.

Shoukry flew to Washington DC on Wednesday to participate in the ministerial meeting of the US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) militant group, Youm7 reported citing a statement by the Egyptian foreign ministry.

Foreign ministers of the coalition 34 member states alongside defense ministers of countries participating in military operations carried out in Iraq and Syria will participate in the meetings to discuss counter terrorismprogress, and ways to accelerate the termination of the militant group, foreign ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid said in an official statement.
EgyptAir losses reach 10.3 bln in 2014: parliamentarian

Tourism and Aviation Committee of the Egyptian parliament has discussed the Egyptian Central Auditing Organization (CAO)’s report on EgyptAir losses in 2014; the report showed that the company’s losses amounted to10.3 billion EGP, Committee deputy Ahmed Youssef Idris told Youm7 Wednesday.


Sisi receives call from S. Sudan’s President for enhancing bilateral relations
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi received Wednesday evening a phone call from South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir, who confirmed his country’s keenness to continue to strengthen cooperation with Egypt in various fields, according to a statement from Egyptian presidency office.

Sisi stressed Egypt’s support for the efforts to achieve truce in the south of Sudan, and to achieve security and stability for its people and pave the way to achieve comprehensive development sought by the brotherly people of South Sudan.

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