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Tuesday, 1 September 2020

Diplomacy + Foreign Trade on 1 September 2020

Top stories on the diplomatic front this morning: President Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s meeting with Eni boss Claudio Descalzi and a landmark peace accord in Sudan.

Eni looking to expand operations in Western Desert, Red Sea -CEO: Eni is looking to increase its exploration and production activity in the Western Desert and Red Sea regions, CEO Claudio Descalzi told President Abdel Fattah El Sisi during a meeting on Sunday, an Ittihadiya statement said.

The Foreign Ministry has welcomed a historic peace agreement signed by Sudan’s ruling transitional council and a rebel alliance known as the Sudan Revolutionary Front on Monday. The accord comes after more than 10 months of negotiations and marks a significant step toward bringing an end to the country’s civil strife, though some powerful factions refused to come on board. The agreement will see rebel groups gain political representation, economic and land rights, the ability to integrate with security services and return displaced people, Reuters notes. The Arab League also welcomed the accord, as did the US, the UK and Norway in a joint statement.

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