Update Egypt’s political digest Nov. 10: Security forces’ presence intensified nationwide ahead of 11/11 protest
Egyptian security forces close off a street near the Press Syndicate as journalist's protest in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Memos containing internal instructions from Egypt's Interior Ministry were leaked to the media on Tuesday, outlining strategies on how to deflect public outrage over arrests it made inside the journalists' union, handle the media in general, and deal with the case of an Italian student found tortured to death. Arabic on the banner reads, "journalism is not a crime." (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
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Security forces’ presence intensified nationwide ahead 11/11 protest

A number of rapid deployment force vehicles arrived in main squares in Cairo and Giza and other vital places downtown, in anticipation of possible violence or riots ahead protests that would be staged Friday, Youm7 reported on Thursday. More security and police personnel were stationed in Talaat Harb Square.

 

Gov’t denies imposing ‘curfew’

An official at the Cabinet denied the rumors claiming that the government would impose a curfew ahead the calls for staging protests on Nov.11, Youm7 reported on Thursday.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to brief the media, said such rumors are “groundless.” The government is on alert in anticipation of possible violence or riot after calls of protests were stated against the regime due to be staged on Friday.

 

Sisi talks Arab,  regional issues with Abu Dhabi crown prince

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi met with Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Thursday, discussing the bilateral relations, said Egyptian Presidential Spokesperson Alaa Youssef in a statement.

Both sides also tackled the necessity of unifying the Arab nation and the issues of the Arab and regional issues, the statement added.

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.

 

“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.

 

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.

 

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.

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