Egypt’s politics digest Oct. 12: Sisi honors Egypt’s 2016 Olympic and Paralympics champions; U.S. congress delegation talks with Sisi on region security
2016 Rio Paralympics - Powerlifting - Victory Ceremony - Women's 86kg Group A Victory Ceremony - Riocentro Pavillion 2 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 13/09/2016. Gold medalist Randa Mahmoud of Egypt poses with her medal. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes
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Sisi honors Egypt’s 2016 Olympic and Paralympics champions

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi will honor Egyptian Olympic and Paralympics champions who brought Egypt a total of 15 gold, silver, bronze medals in 2016 Rio Olympics and Paralympics, said Egyptian Presidency Spokesperson Alaa Youssef in a statement on Tuesday.

The honor ceremony will be held at 12:00 a.m. in the Presidential Palace of Ittihadyia, Youssef continued.

 

U.S. congress delegation talks with Sisi on region security

A U.S. Congress delegation paid Egypt a three-day visit on Oct. 9-11 during which its members met with President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, discussing the mutual concerns and the security file of the region, Egyptian state-owned news agency MENA reported on Tuesday.

The delegation chaired by Senator James Risch, and includes Senator Lamar Alexander, Senator John Barrasso, Senator Ben Sasse, Senator Deb Fischer, and Senator Jeff Flake.

 

Egypt’s FM meets with EU commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry will meet with European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Commissioner Johannes Hahn on Wednesday, Youm7 reported.

Hahn signed 6 cooperative agreements worth €129m with Egyptian government on Tuesday during his current visit to Cairo.

 

U.S. warns to its citizens in Egypt ‘precaution measure’: Consul

U.S. Consular General Sean Murphy told Youm7 on Tuesday that the U.S. latest security advice it American in Egypt is a precaution measures to ensure safety for its community.

U.S., UK, and Canadian embassies in Cairo have warned their citizens in Egypt to be cautious and avoid large gatherings and public spaces on Sunday, October 9.

U.S. Consular General Sean Murphy comments came during a roundtable discussion at the U.S. embassy in Cairo, answering question about the process of applying for both non-immigrant visas and the Diversity Visa process (Lottery) to the United States, according to a statement from the embassy.

 

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