Egypt’s politics digest Sept. 6: Sisi returns back home after participating in China-held G20 Summit; Yemeni PM arrives in Cairo for bilateral talks
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Sisi returns back home after participating in China-held G20 Summit

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi left China’s Hangzhou heading to homeland early Tuesday after participating in the G20 Summit, during which he stressed the importance of dealing firmly with parties supporting terrorism politically, financially and militarily, violating international values.

President Sisi 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.


Yemeni PM arrives in Cairo for bilateral talks

Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr with a high-profile delegation arrived Tuesday in Cairo, Youm7 reported an official at the Cairo International Airport.

Daghr and his accompanying delegation will meet with the Egyptian counterparts to enhance the bilateral relations, the official added.

On August 15, the Prime Minister met with President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, who confirmed Egypt’s support to President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi’s government.


EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator arrives in Cairo

EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove arrived Tuesday in Cairo where he will meet with the Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shouky and other high-profile Egyptian politicians.

The meeting will tackle the counter-terrorism efforts in the region and the whole world, Youm7 reported an official from the Cairo International Airport.



Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia initially agreed to sign contract of study on Renaissance dam Sept. 19, 20

Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopian initially agreed to sign a contract with two European consultant companies, which have been chosen to conduct studies on the impacts of the under-construction Ethiopian Renaissance dam on the downstream countries of the Nile, on September 19 and 20, Youm7 reported an official in the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation spoke on condition anonymity as he was not authorized to brief the media Tuesday.

Signing of the contract was scheduled to be made on Sept. 5 and 6, but differences among the three countries impeded the signature.

Since May 2011, Cairo has voiced its concern that the dam could reduce the country’s annual share of more than 56 billion cubic meters of Nile water. Addis Ababa, however, has claimed that the dam is necessary for its development, and will not harm downstream countries.



Cairo Court see case of stripping Egyptian nationality of Muslim Brotherhood member over ‘assassinating’ attorney general

An Administrative Court at the State Council will consider a legal suit calling for withdrawing the Egyptian nationality from a Muslim brotherhood member over plotting for assassination of the later Attorney General Hesham Barakat, Youm7 reported.

Lawyer Samir Sabry has filed a lawsuit against former spokesperson of the Ministry of Health during former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi’s one-year tenure Yehia al-Sayed Ibrahim, who are fled Egypt to Turkey following the ouster of Morsi in 2013, over charges of plotting and implementing the assassination of the former Attorney General.

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