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Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Egypt’s talk shows: 30 June revolution anniversary + GERD talks + resuming flights

The talking heads divided their attention last night between the anniversary of the 30 June revolution and the ongoing talks on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. Yahduth fi Misr’s Sherif Amer had a chat with political pundit Abdel Moneim Said about how Egypt’s government has been faring over the seven years since the revolution (watch, runtime: 2:56). ‘Ala Mas’ouleety’s Ahmed Moussa had a lengthy segment reminiscing about the ouster of the Ikhwan (watch, runtime: 43:04).

Shoukry on the UN Security Council’s GERD talks: Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry had a chat with Masaa DMC’s Ramy Radwan to recap Monday’s UN Security Council meeting on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which Egypt took as a chance to clearly present its vision for talks. The minister noted that members of the council are deliberating a draft resolution Egypt put forth on the talks that would give international impetus to reach an agreement (watch, runtime: 9:50).

The Ethiopian press isn’t exactly full of praise for Egypt’s move to take the issue to the Security Council and is calling on the UN to refrain from intervening in the matter and instead leave it to the African Union, Ahmed Moussa noted (watch, runtime: 7:52). Saudi Arabia offered Egypt support, reaffirming in a statement that Egypt and Sudan’s water security are part and parcel of the Arab world’s national security, Moussa noted (watch, runtime: 1:57).

Two tourist flights are expected to land in Egypt this morning as we reopen our international airspace, Tourism Minister Khaled El Enany told Yahduth fi Misr’s Sherif Amer, who also had a chat with EgyptAir CEO Roshdy Zakaria about the national flag carrier’s resumption of international commercial flights (watch, runtime: 2:46 and runtime: 4:35).

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