Egypt’s politics digest Oct. 15: Egypt will participates in Lausanne meeting on Syria Saturday
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry speaks during a United Nations Security Council meeting about the situation in Libya in the Manhattan borough of New York February 18, 2015. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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Egypt will participates in Lausanne meeting on Syria Saturday

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry will take part in the key ministerial meeting on Syrian crisis, scheduled to be held in Lausanne, Switzerland on Saturday, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid announced on Friday evening in a statement.

In a bid to reach appropriate means to settle the Syrian conflict, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and ministers from countries playing a key role in the region will be present during the meetings. Egypt, along with Iran and Iraq, were invited by Russian and U.S. to attend the meeting.

The U.S State Department announced a second international meeting will take place in London on Sunday to look into the means to stop the bloodshed in Syria.


Four Egyptians belong to IS group arrested in Libya

Libyan Tobruk-based military forces in northeastern city of the Jebel Akhdar, 55 kilometers away from Al Bayda’ city, have arrested on four Egyptians belong to the militant Islamic State group, according to media office of security directorate in the Jebel Akhdar.

The four Egyptians, who were arrested after they left Benghazi city, confessed the crimes they committed in Benghazi for getting 300 LYD daily.


Sisi: Egypt almost to get out of bottleneck

“Egypt almost gets out of the bottleneck. And getting out requires us to take difficult decisions that we should bear…the Armed Forces exert major role in the development process. Such role will retreat over the coming years after conducting the plan of re-building rehabilitating the stat’s infrastructure,” said President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi in his interview with editor-in chiefs on Friday.

President added that the Egypt’s armed forces are able to protect the country against any threats could impact of its stability or the whole region’s stability, particularly the Gulf countries.


Re-trial of police killer who killed Shaimaa Sabbagh kicks off

South Cairo Criminal Court will consider the first session of retrial of police officer who was sentenced to 15 years in jail over killing an activist, Youm7 reported.

In June 2015, Lieutenant Yassin Salah el-Din, 24, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for killing activist Shaimaa al-Sabbagh during the commemoration of the fourth anniversary of the January 25 Revolution.

Salah el-Din, a Central Security Forces officer, fired birdshot at Sabbagh at Talaat Harb Square in Cairo from a close range, leading to her death.


Lebanon in need to strengthen relations with Egypt: ex-PM

“Lebanon is in strong need to strength its relations with Egypt, said Nagib Mikati on Friday in a ceremony held in at the port of the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, Egypt’s state-owned news agency MENA reported on Saturday.

Egypt has sent a steamship named “Aida” with a total of 67 trainers from Egypt and other different nationalities to conduct maritime training in Lebanon. The ship affiliates with the Egyptian Authority For Maritime Safety (EAMS).


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