Egypt’s politics digest Nov. 10: “Dark days” await Muslim Brotherhood after Trump’s win: Egyptian lawmaker
Egyptian lawmaker Mostafa al Gendy. Youm7 archive.


CAIRO: No more browsing from site to site, view the top politics news stories on Nov.9 here:

“Dark days” await Muslim Brotherhood after Trump’s win: Egyptian lawmaker

Muslim Brotherhood and their allies worldwide will undergo “dark days” following the accession of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency, said Egyptian lawmaker Mostafa al Gendy.

In an interview published at Al Watan newspaper on Thursday, al Gendy said that Trump’s win “comes in the interest of the global security and the international community,” adding that the whole world would have been heading to “World War III” if Clinton was elected.

The lawmaker, who heads the Egyptian House of Representatives’ African Affairs Committee, predicted that the U.S. administration during Trump’s tenure will lift travel ban on Egypt’s touristic destinations and support Egypt’s efforts to obtain a loan from the International Monetary Fund.

Following Trump’s win, member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s dissolved Freedom and Justice Party Mamdouh Al-Mounir said in his twitter account that Donald Trump’s victory in the US elections is a “disaster” for the whole Arab and Muslim world.


Abu Dhabi crown prince visits Cairo for talks with Sisi

Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan arrived in Cairo on Thursday for a short visit to meet with President Abdel Fatah al Sisi, Youm7 reported.

The visit is expected to include talks on strengthening bilateral relations and international issues of mutual interest.

The UAE has been strong supporters of Egypt since the ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013. it pledged a $3bn aid package to Egypt, comprised of a $1bn grant and a $2bn interest-free deposit at the Central Bank of Egypt.

The UAE has emerged as one of Egypt’s main backers following the 2013 ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, providing Cairo with billions of dollars in aid.


Sisi approves technical cooperation agreement with Germany

President Abdel Fatah al Sisi on Thursday issued a decree approving a technical cooperation agreement with Germany worth 25.38 million euro, Youm7 reported.

The agreement, which was signed in March, includes technical support for a number of ongoing Egyptian projects in the fields of drinking water and sanitation, rehabilitation of water resources management, renewable energy and solid waste management.

The agreement was approved by the Egyptian parliament in August.

Recommend to friends

Leave a comment