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Thursday, 13 February 2020

Last night’s talk shows for Thursday, 13 February 2020

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s meetings earned plenty of airtime last night. International praise of Egypt’s economic reform progress was another topic that made it to the airwaves.

El Sisi discussed cooperation in education and healthcare in a meeting with a delegation from the French Senate in Cairo yesterday. He also touched on efforts combat religious extremism in Egypt, promote mutual understanding and acceptance, and women empowerment in politics. Al Hayah Al Youm (watch, runtime: 2:36) and Min Masr reported on the meeting (watch, runtime: 1:47).

The EGP is expected to continue its rally in 2020 after “record” appreciation in 2019, according to a Bloomberg piece Al Hayah Al Youm's Lobna Assal proudly took note of(watch, runtime: 7:41). Scroll down to this morning’s Speed Round for a more comprehensive take on the story.

The talking heads are still reminding us on the daily that Egypt is safe so far from El Corona. Yahduth Fi Misr’s Sherif Amer phoned Health Ministry undersecretary in Beheira Yousry Bayoumi, who denied social media posts alleging that a Chinese resident working in a textiles factory has been diagnosed with the virus after walking into Kafr El Dawar Hospital (watch, runtime: 3:38).

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