Update – Egypt Politics digest Aug.24: 60 government sub-bank accounts to be merged into one
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60 government sub-bank accounts to be merged into one

A total of 60 sub-bank accounts of government institutions will be closed to be merged into one account in a plant that spans over two years, Youm7 reported Wednesday.

Parliament unable to define “with disabilities”

The Solidarity Committee at the parliament has not agreed on a definition for “people with disabilities,” Youm7 reported.

Jordan’s King Abdullah leaves Cairo

Jordanian King Abdullah left Cairo after a visit that lasted for a few hours Wednesday, after he discussed means to promote joint cooperation with Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.

Agriculture Ministry denies strawberry exported to US contaminated with Hep. C

The Center for Information and Decision Support said it contacted the Agriculture Ministry regarding news on strawberry contaminated with Hepatitis C and exported to the U.S., and that the ministry a committee was formed to inspect strawberry exported the the U.S. and was found to be healthy. The ministry also said it has not received an official complaint regarding the strawberry.

Sisi offers condolences to Italy over earthquake victims

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has offered condolences to Italian people over the death of dozens of citizens in a huge tremor that hit the center of the country Wednesday.


Sisi receives Jordanian King Abdullah II

President Sisi received Jordanian King Abdullah II who arrived Wednesday at Cairo International Airport in a visit that will last for few hours.

The visit is scheduled to discuss ways of boosting political and economic relations between both countries and Arab affairs, as well as the latest developments on MENA issues.


FM meets BENS delegation Wednesday

Foreign Minister Sameh Shokry is set to meet with a delegation of Business Executives for National Security (BENS) in a Cairo hotel Wednesday.


Total transgression on arable reaches 69K feddan: MP

Latest studies by Agricultural Ministry noted that transgressions on lands have reached 69,000 feddan, announced Member of Parliament Attiyah Younis.


VAT act not to cause prices hike: MP

A member of Parliamentary sub-committee concerned with economic affairs, Mahmoud el-Saeedy said that the value-added taxes act, which is expected to be adopted soon, will not cause rise to basic commodities’ prices.


Parliament meet with new Egyptian ambassadors in Asia, Europe

Members of foreign affairs committee at the parliament are scheduled to meet with newly appointed Egyptian ambassadors to Arab, Asian and European countries.

The meeting aims to discuss the ambassadors’ insights to boost bilateral relations with other states.

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