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Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Diplomacy + Foreign Trade on 17 October 2018

It is a slow morning on the diplomacy and trade front as all eyes shift to President Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s visit to Moscow, where he is set to meet today with Vladimir Putin. In other headlines:

  • Some 57 countries have reportedly reserved plots of land in the new administrative capital to which they intend to move their embassies, according to Al Ahram.
  • The Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce signed a protocol with its Chinese counterpart to step up trade and investment cooperation, Amwal Al Ghad reports;
  • Cairo-backed Libyan National Army commander Khalifa Haftar and rival Libyan Presidential Council boss Fayez Al Serraj have been invited for separate peace talks, sources told Asharq Al Awsat.
  • Moving Australia’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem could damage ties with Arab countries, Egypt’s ambassador to Australia Mohamed Khairat told Reuters.

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