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Wednesday, 28 November 2018

MbS’ trip to Egypt continues to reign supreme on the airwaves

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to Egypt and relations between Cairo and Riyadh once again reigned supreme on the airwaves last night, but the discussion was insipid at best.

Saudi Arabia has invested some USD 27 bn in more than 5,000 ventures in Egypt, the Council of Saudi Chambers’ deputy head, Abdullah Al-Adeem, told Yahduth fi Masr’s Sherif Amer (watch, runtime: 1:27). Amer also paid particular attention to a meeting between the heads of Egyptian media outlets and the Saudi media delegation accompanying the crown prince on his trip (watch, runtime: 1:50).

Masaa DMC’s Osama Kamal hosted a roundtable discussion on MbS’ trip with Al Hayat newspaper’s Cairo bureau chief Mohamed Salah, former Egyptian ambassador to Saudi Arabia Ahmed Al Ghamrawy, former IMF consultant Fakhry Elfiky, and Al Ahram editor Ashraf Al Ashry (watch, runtime: 2:02). Hona Al Asema and Al Hayah Al Youm also dedicated some airtime to the visit (watch, runtime: 2:55 and runtime: 3:00).

Grand Egyptian Museum Director Tarek Tawfik updated Hona Al Asema’s Lama Gebril on the museum’s progress as it prepares for its soft opening next year. Around 4,500 of the 5,400 artifacts from King Tut’s tomb have been transferred to the GEM, where the boy king’s belongings will be put on display for the first time since his tomb was discovered, Tawfik said (watch, runtime: 7:52).

CIT Ministry advisor Hossam Othman had a chat on Hona Al Asema about an initiative to train at least 10k Egyptians and Africans as software developers, which President Abdel Fattah El Sisi launched on Sunday at the Cairo ICT expo (watch, runtime: 29:02).

Mowasalat Misr has reached an agreement with Google Maps to display its bus and minibus routes on the app, Al Hayah Al Youm’s Lobna Assal noted (watch, runtime: 2:43).

The government’s planned housing projects and developments were the main topic of discussion for Cabinet spokesman Nader Saad on Al Hayah Al Youm (watch, runtime: 4:41).

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