Egypt’s politics digest on Sept. 1: Sisi starts 3-day Asia tour to India; parliament to celebrate 150th anniversary of establishment
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi - REUTERS

CAIRO: No more browse from site to another, here is Egypt’s politics digest on Sept.1: 

 

 

Sisi starts 3-day Asia tour to India

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi left Cairo Thursday for a three-day Asia tour that will start with a visit to India and then China, Youm7 reported.

Sisi’s visit to India is per an invitation by the Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, where he will meet also with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a number of senior officials and businessmen.

The visit is meant to develop bilateral cooperation with India in different fields, especially economic, investment and development levels to benefit from the Indian expertise in national industry diversification.

 

795 Palestinian pilgrims cross Rafah border since Tuesday

795 Palestinian pilgrims have crossed Rafah border to travel to Mecca through Cairo Airport, Youm7 reported.

The border was opened Tuesday and will operate until Thursday from one direction.

 

Sisi forms high elections committee

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi issued a decision to form a high elections committee, Youm7 reported.

The decision has been released in August, and it stipulates that Judge Serry el-Gamal, president of Cairo Appeal Court, will head the committee.

 

Egyptian parliament to celebrate 150th anniversary of establishment

Parliamentary sub-committee concerned with African affairs announced it will hold a meeting Sunday to prepare for the African Parliamentary conference that will take place in Sharm el-Sheikh, Youm7 reported.

MP Maged Abu el-Kheir said that parliament’s speaker Ali Abdel Aal will call on Arab and African parliaments to attend a ceremony celebrating 150th anniversary of Egyptian Parliament’s establishment.

 

Parliament resumes religious discourse discussions with Al-Azhar

The Religious Affairs committee at the parliament will continue discussions regarding the renewal of religious discourse with Al-Azhar Institute.

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