What we’re tracking this week and beyond
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday during a state visit to Moscow, according to an announcement from the Kremlin. The two will touch on Egypt-Russia relations, current global affairs, military cooperation, and sign a number of agreements following their meeting.
Egypt will reportedly select a manager for its new sovereign wealth fund “within days,” Planning Ministry sources tell Youm7. The executive regulations for the law governing the SWF should be with Cabinet for review by mid-October, our sources had told us.
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.
The House will convene for its first general assembly of the new session on 21 October.
The 2018 Narrative PR Summit will take place at the Four Seasons Nile Plaza on Sunday, 28 October.
Egypt, Tunisia, and Algeria will hold a meeting in Cairo later this month to discuss efforts to end the civil war in Libya, Xinhua reports. The meeting is part of “periodic consultations” to support Libya, with the last held in Algeria in May.
A delegation of French pharmaceutical and medical equipment companies is set to visit Egypt in November to explore opportunities, according to a Trade and Industry Ministry statement. French President Emmanuel Macron is due to visit Cairo by the beginning of 2019, the statement said.