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Sunday, 6 September 2020

Top EU diplomat visits Egypt, discusses everything from EastMed to Libya to water politics

Topping diplomatic coverage this morning: President Abdel Fattah El Sisi welcomed the EU’s top diplomat to Cairo and Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry held talks with his UAE, Bahrain counterparts.

Top EU diplomat visits Egypt, discusses everything from EastMed to Libya to water politics: The political settlement in Libya and de-escalating tensions in the eastern Mediterranean were the two main topics President Abdel Fattah El Sisi discussed in a meeting with Josep Borrell, the high representative of the European Union for foreign affairs, who was in Cairo over the weekend. They also discussed a political settlement in Libya and the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam dispute, Ittihadiya said in a statement.

EastMed also on the agenda in Egypt-UAE meeting: Shoukry discussed the escalating tensions in the eastern Mediterranean with Emirati FM Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nayhan on Friday, UAE state news agency WAM reported.

Shoukry also discussed the situations in Libya and Palestine with his Bahraini counterpart in Cairo yesterday, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Medical diplomacy: Egypt has sent a “large quantity” of medical supplies and sanitizing products to Iraq, to help the country in its battle with the pandemic, an Armed Forces statement said on Saturday. Egypt is also sending USD 4 mn of medical aid to some 30 African countries to help with their battle against covid-19, a Foreign Ministry statement said, without providing additional details.

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