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Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Diplomacy + Foreign Trade on 13 October 2020

On the diplomatic front this morning: President Abdel Fattah El Sisi discussed Arab and regional issues and bilateral cooperation in a meeting yesterday with Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein, according to an Ittihadiya statement. Hussein and his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi are in town for tripartite talks. Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly, meanwhile, is due in Baghdad at the end of the month, Iraqi News Agency quoted Hussein as saying.

El Sisi also looked at Eni’s operations in Egypt with the Italian company’s CEO Claudio Descalzi, according to a separate statement. Descalzi recently told the president that Eni is looking to increase its exploration and production activity in the Western Desert and Red Sea regions.

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