Last night’s talk shows for Wednesday, 19 November 2019
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s participation in the G20 Compact with Africa summit was the number one topic on the airwaves on an otherwise quiet night.
Al Hayah Al Youm covers the president’s speech: Speaking on behalf of the continent as chair of the African Union, El Sisi called on G20 leaders to support Africa in fighting high levels of debt, poverty, disease, illegal immigration, and climate change by stepping up investment. Al Hayah Al Youm’s Khaled Abu Bakr broke the speech down (watch, runtime: 7:04). We have more on both El Sisi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s words in this morning’s Speed Round, below.
El Sisi meets German economic cooperation minister: Hona Al Asema’s Reham Ibrahim took note of El Sisi’s meeting with German Economic Cooperation and Development Minister Gerd Müller on the sidelines of the conference (watch, runtime: 1:00). We have more in Speed Round below.
Six new co-op agreements signed: Ibrahim read out an Investment Ministry statement on cooperation agreements signed between Egypt and Germany on the sidelines of the forum (watch, runtime: 4:32). We have the breakdown in this morning’s Speed Round.
Egypt was named by Gallup as the eighth most secure country in the worldwide, Abu Bakr said, citing the data analytics firm’s 2019 Global Law and Order Report (watch, runtime: 1:26). Egypt’s position improved from 16th in 2018. Masaa DMC’s Ramy Radwan also covered the report (watch, runtime: 1:44).