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Monday, 2 September 2019

El Sisi’s Kuwait meetings, new urban cities, healthcare lead the conversation on Egypt’s talk shows

The last day of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s visit to Kuwait led the conversation on the airwaves last night. Hona Al Asema’s Reham Ibrahim took note of El Sisi’s meeting with Kuwaiti Emir Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Kuwaiti National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim (watch, runtime: 2:25). We have a full recap in this morning’s Speed Round, below.

Ibrahim also highlighted an op-ed published yesterday by Asharq Al Awsat saying that El Sisi is “on a mission to comprehensively reshape the country, defying political, economic and social challenges” through the 14 new cities currently under construction (watch, runtime: 1:04).

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly took a tour of infrastructure projects under construction, including Alexandria’s El Kafoury-Borg El Arab and Sidi Kerir-Borg El Arab Airport roads, Masaa DMC noted. Madbouly also visited the Alexandria and Dekheila ports to follow up on their work (watch, runtime: 1:59).

Universal healthcare registration kicks off: The government opened the registration window for 25 primary healthcare units in Port Said under the new universal healthcare system, Ibrahim reported (watch, runtime: 1:04).

Fans may be returning to stadiums to attend Egyptian Premier League matches this season, head of the managing committee at the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) Amr El-Ganainy told El Hekaya’s Amr Adib on Al Hekaya (watch, runtime: 02:32). El-Ganainy says the plan still requires security approval, but could see up to 5k fans attending the first match of the season, with that number increasing gradually.

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