Egypt’s politics digest Oct. 10: Sisi participates in closing session of National Dialogue Conference in Sudan
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi meets with Sudan's Al-Bashir and other African leaders in Khartoum to attend the closing session of the National Dialogue Conference on Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. Photo courtesy of the Egyptian Presidential Office.

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Sisi participates in closing session of National Dialogue Conference in Sudan

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi arrived in Sudan’s Khartoum to participate in the closing session of the National Dialogue Conference on Monday, according to a statement from the Egyptian Presidential Office.

“The President’s participation comes in light of the distinct bonds as well as common history and destiny that both countries and their peoples share. This is in addition to the positive outcomes of the Egyptian -Sudanese Joint Committee that was recently held in Cairo at the presidential level and the signing of the comprehensive partnership agreement, which reflects a true will to promote cooperation,” the statement read.

President Sisi called upon all Sudanese political powers to “succeed the national dialogue, reiterated that Egypt is supporting his counterpart Omar Al-Bashir’s efforts to keep the stability in Sudan.

Five days ago, Al-Bashir has paid Egypt a two-day visit during which he signed a total of 15 cooperation agreements during bilateral business committee meetings.


Egyptian lawyer sues gov’t to shut down Shiite news websites

Controversial Egyptian lawyer Samir Sabry filed two lawsuits before the Court of Cassation and the Supreme Constitutional Court, calling for shutting down all Shiite news websites in Egypt, Youm7 reported on Monday.

The lawsuits were filed against the Egyptian Cabinet, the Ministry of Interior, and the Shiite clergyman Ahmed Rasem who owns El-Nafis news website.

The lawyer said that the website “inciting violence against the Sunnis in Egypt and accuses the Phrophet Muhammad’s companions of plotting an assassination against the Prophet.”


Opening session of the Arab and African Parliaments kicks off in Sharm el Sheikh

Egyptian members of the House of Representatives and other Arab and African parliamentarians flocked to Sharm el Sheikh to participate in the opening session of the Arab and African Parliaments meetings on Monday, Youm7 reported.

The sessions will be chaired by the Egyptian Parliament Speaker Ali Abdel Aal, African Parliament President Roger Nkodo Dang, and Arab Parliament Speaker Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Jarwan.


Egypt condemns ‘terrorist’ attack against Turkish military personnel

Egypt’s has condemned the attacks took place in Turkey’s Hakkari province on Sunday against military personnel in a checkpoint by Kurdish militants, claiming lives of a total of 17 people, Youm7 reported a statement from the Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid.

Egypt reiterated its situation against the terrorism and supported the Turkish people against such phenomena, Abu Zeid added.


Ethiopia blames foreign hands for stoking unrest

(Reuters) – Ethiopia on Monday that foreign elements were arming, training and financing groups that it blames for a wave of unrest in regions around Addis Ababa, where protesters have targeted factories and accused the government land grabs.

“There are countries which are directly involved in arming, financing and training these elements,” government spokesman Getachew Reda told a news conference after Sunday’s declaration of a state of emergency.

He named Eritrea, which has a long-running border dispute with Ethiopia, and Egypt, which is embroiled in a row with Addis Ababa over sharing Nile waters, as sources of backing for “armed gangs”. However, he said it could be elements who do not have formal government support acting rather than “state actors”.

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