Egypt To Supply Lebanon With Gas To Alleviate Power Crisis
CAIRO: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati in Cairo on Wednesday. The meeting was attended by Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry, and Abbas Kamel, head of General Intelligence. Speaking after the meeting, El-Sisi stressed the importance Egypt... Read more
Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Holds Separate Talks With Egypt, Iraq Leaders
DUBAI: Abu Dhabi Crown Prince on Thursday held separate talks with leaders from Egypt and Iraq to discuss regional security. During his calls with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, the crown prince discussed bilateral relations and various aspects of cooperation and joint work,... Read more
El-Sisi, Putin Discuss Nuclear Plant, Industrial Zone
CAIRO: Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin discussed by phone the latest developments regarding construction of the El-Dabaa nuclear power plant and a Russian industrial zone east of Port Said. The nuclear plant will be Egypt’s first, with capacity of 4,800 megawatts, following the... Read more
US, Egypt Conduct Joint Naval Maneuvers
CAIRO: The Egyptian and US navies conducted joint maneuvers in the Red Sea to protect maritime navigation, confront threats, enhance cooperation and exchange experiences. Egypt’s Defense Ministry said the training included various naval combat activities that focused on strengthening maritime security procedures in the Red Sea. It added that... Read more
Egypt’s Supply Minister Says New Price For Bread ‘Will Take Time’
CAIRO: Egypt’s supply minister Ali Moselhy said on Thursday deciding a new price for subsidized bread “will take time.” Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in August said it was time to increase the price of the country’s subsidized bread, revisiting the issue for the first time since 1977 when... Read more
Egypt, Greek Air Forces Complete Training Exercise
The Egyptian and Greek air forces completed a training exercise using combat aircraft at a Greek air base. According to a statement by Egypt’s military spokesman, the training included a number of joint flights, training on long-range air operations, experience exchanges and training in managing air operations. It came... Read more
3 Egyptian Health Ministry Employees Arrested Over Dumped COVID-19 Vaccines
CAIRO: Three Egyptian health ministry employees have been arrested after hundreds of thousands of dollars-worth of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines were found dumped in a water drain. The Egyptian Public Prosecution ordered the detention of a pharmacist, storekeeper, and driver following the discovery of the discarded drugs by a... Read more
Egypt Aims to Convert 50% of Projects to Green Projects by 2024, Says Minister
CAIRO: Egypt aims to convert half of its projects to green ones by 2024 through bonds and the preparation of a national strategy for climate change, the country’s environment minister has said. Yasmine Fouad told the vice president of the European Union Commission for the Green Deal, Frans Timmerman,... Read more
Lavrov, Shoukry Discuss Solutions to Regional Crises in Moscow
CAIRO: Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, have discussed developments in several regional issues, including the Renaissance Dam project and the crises in Libya and Syria, at a meeting in Moscow. Shoukry said the talks covered efforts to end the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and strengthening... Read more
US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan Headed to Egypt as Israel-Hamas Tensions Rise
WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden’s national security adviser Jake Sullivan is heading to Cairo on Wednesday for talks with Egyptian government officials about rising tensions between Israel and Hamas. The Biden administration is leaning heavily on Egypt, which has long played a role as mediator between Israel and Hamas, for... Read more