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Sunday, 4 February 2018

Diplomacy + Foreign Trade on 4 February 2018

Egypt has welcomed the US decision to list the Hasm and Liwaa Al Thawra militant groups as “Specially Designated Global Terrorist” groups, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid said in a statement.

The recent cut in US funding for UNRWA puts the region’s stability and security at risk, Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Abul Gheit said on Thursday, Reuters reports. UNRWA Chief Pierre Krähenbühl has asked Arab nations for funds to fill the gap caused by the US cut, describing it as “the most severe crisis” in the agency’s history.

Belarus is considering partnering with the National Organization for Military Production (NOMP) on the manufacturing of vehicles and machinery, according to an embassy statement. Preparations are also underway to inaugurate the Minsk Automobile Plant (MAZ) truck production line at NOMP’s Helwan factory.

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