UPDATE – Egypt’s Politics digest Sept. 5: We should deal firmly with parties supporting terrorism: Sisi
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi - REUTERS

CAIRO: CAIRO: No more browse from site to another, here is Egypt’s politics digest for Sept.5:


We should deal firmly with parties supporting terrorism: Sisi

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi stressed the importance of dealing firmly with parties supporting terrorism politically, financially and militarily, violating international values.

Sisi made his remarks during his speech at the G-20 Summit currently held in China. He added that Egypt has accomplished big successes in its fight against terrorism powered with public support.

He further noted that terrorist constitutes a huge threat to countries worldwide.

Egypt’s debut participation at the G-20 summit this year has been locally praised as enhancing the country’s economic reform strategy.


Egypt strongly condemns Kabul suicide attack

Egypt has strongly condemned a Taliban suicide attack near the defence ministry in Kabul, Afghanistan, leaving at least 24 people killed, according to a Monday statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The statement offered condolences to Afghan government and families of the victims, asserting on Egypt’s supportive stance to Afghan people in the fight against terrorism.


Russian delegation to discuss resuming flights to Cairo  

President Sisi and his Russian counterpart Fladimir Putin agreed on sending a high-profile Russian delegation to Egypt to discuss resuming Moscow-Cairo flights, Youm7 reported.

The two leaders met on the sidelines of the G-20 summit, where Putin praised cooperation conducted thus far in terms of boosting bilateral relations between both countries.


Sisi calls on G20 Summit participants to list issue of reclaiming Egyptian smuggled money in its agenda

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has called on the participating states in the G20 Summit to consider the issues of reclaiming Egypt’s smuggled money in the Summit’s agenda of combating the corruption in accordance with the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), Youm7 reported.

President Sisi headed Sunday to China’s Hangzhou to participate in the G20 Summit; since then he met with Chinese President Xi Jinping, a number of leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President François Hollande, Russian President Vladimir Putin, South African President Jacob Zuma, Deputy Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in addition to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki- Moon, said Egyptian Presidential Spokesperson Alaa Youssef in a statement Sunday.


Sisi invited to visit Australia

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull invited Sunday President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to visit his country to be the first visit of Egyptian President to Australia, said Egypt’s Presidential Spokesperson Alaa Youssef in a statement Monday.

Sisi met with Turnbull on the sidelines of the China-held G20 Summit Monday, discussing the cooperative bilateral relations. Turnbull also has accepted Sisi’s invitation to visit Egypt.


Rafah border crossing re-opens for 3rd day in a raw

Opening of the Egyptian-Palestinian border crossing of Rafah resumed Monday for the third day in a raw in both directions to allow the passage of urgent humanitarian cases, sick people and permit holders, an Egyptian official at the border told Youm7.

The Egyptian authorities decided to open the Rafah border crossing for two days as of Saturday; a total of 1,088 people have crossed the borders in both directions on Saturday.

The opening of the crossing between Egypt’s North Sinai province and Palestine’s Gaza Strip marks the second time this week. It was opened on Tuesday – Thursday and allowed over 1,600 Palestinian pilgrims to travel through the border.


Egypt’s Speaker of Parliament meets with delegation from France’s Senate

Speaker of Egyptian House of Representatives Ali Abdel-Aal met with a delegation from the French Senate Sunday, Youm7 reported.

Abdel-Aal and the delegation head Nathalie Goulet discussed the necessity of activating the economic deals signed between two countries and enhancing parliamentarian cooperation.


Parliament to vote on Public Service draft law Tuesday

The House of Representatives members will vote Tuesday on the controversial Public Service draft law, after making new amendments to the law upon recommendations from the State’s Council, Parlmany reported Monday.

In case that the draft law was approved by the parliament, it will be referred to President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi for his ratification.





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