What we’re tracking this week and beyond
The House of Representatives is due back in session on Tuesday, 2 October at 10am.
It’s PMI week: The purchasing managers’ index for Egypt, Saudi, and the UAE is due out on Wednesday, 3 October.
Melania Trump is coming to Egypt this week as part of a trip to Africa to “promote child welfare and education.” Melania’s visit will also take her to Kenya, Ghana, and Malawi.
An Egyptian-Sudanese presidential summit is set to take place in Khartoum this month. A ministerial committee was expected to meet at the end of September to prepare for the summit.
The Egypt-Romania business council will meet in Bucharest from 7-11 October, according to Al Mal.
Expect more news on the energy-hub front when the foreign ministers of Egypt, Cyprus and Greece meet in Crete on Wednesday, 10 October.
Fourth IMF review scheduled for mid-October: An IMF delegation is due in town mid-October for a review of Egypt’s progress on its reform program ahead of the disbursal of the fifth USD 2 bn tranche of the country’s extended fund facility, Finance Minister Mohamed Maait said. The IMF should complete its review by the following month, Maait said.
The 2018 Narrative PR Summit will take place at the Four Seasons Nile Plaza on Sunday, 28 October with participants including friends ranging from the World Bank’s Mahmoud Mohieldin to US embassy spokesman Sam Werberg. The event’s website is here and its Facebook page here.