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Thursday, 22 October 2020

Last night’s talk shows: Egypt, Cyprus, Greece summit + planned teacher salary bumps

It was a relatively quiet night on the airwaves last night, which is customary of Wednesdays, when power couple Lamees El Hadidi and Amr Adib are off.

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s trip to Cyprus for a tripartite summit was on the talking heads’ radar: Egypt’s ambassador to Cyprus, Mai Khalil, had a chat with Al Hayah Al Youm’s Mohamed Shery about the historically strong diplomatic ties between Cairo, Nicosia, and Athens (watch, runtime: 9:16). Khalil’s predecessor, Mohamed Abdel Hakam, hailed the three countries’ cooperation framework on the Eastern Mediterranean as a “model to be followed” in a conversation with Masaa DMC's Ramy Radwan (watch, runtime: 7:22). We have more on the summit in this morning’s Diplomacy + Foreign Trade, below.

Education Minister Tarek Shawky made the rounds to recap the government’s plan to boost teachers’ salaries and set up a social welfare fund for educators, speaking to Al Hayah Al Youm’s Mohamed Sherdy (watch, runtime: 7:48), Masaa DMC’s Ramy Radwan (watch, runtime: 17:31), and Yahduth fi Misr’s Sherif Amer (watch, runtime: 3:03). We have chapter and verse in this morning’s Speed Round, below.

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