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Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Macron’s meeting with El Sisi, signed agreements dominate airwaves

The agreements Egypt and France signed yesterday and French President Emmanuel Macron’s comments on Egypt’s human rights record were in the limelight on the airwaves last night.

Macron extending “advice” to Egypt on its human rights situation was meant in a friendly context and is not indicative of hostility, political analyst and rights lawyer Hafez Abu Saada told Al Hayah Al Youm’s Lobna Assal that Macron’s advice to Egypt (watch, runtime: 06:03). El Hekaya’s Amr Adib concurred, saying that the fact that Macron brought up the issue does not mean Egypt’s ties with France are not solid (watch, runtime: 11:17). Former Egyptian diplomat Gamal Bayoumi also said Macron’s visit is a positive step towards strengthening diplomatic and economic ties between the two countries (watch, runtime: 04:22).

A recently approved temporary law to settling building code violations is aimed to crack down on illegal housing, not punish citizens, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Omar Marwan told Adib (watch, runtime: 09:18).

Over 250k cars have recently been converted to run on natural gas instead of gasoline, Masaa DMC’s Eman El Hosary noted (watch, runtime: 05:26).

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