Last Night’s Talk Shows on 14 January 2021
The potential Siemens electric train agreement got a lot of attention on the airwaves last night: Yahduth Fi Misr’s Sherif Amer highlighted President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi meeting with Joe Kaiser, the head and CEO of Siemens to review the final agreement between Egypt and Siemens to establish an integrated system for the express electric train in Egypt (watch, runtime: 1:49). Amer will air an interview with Kaiser today. (watch, runtime: 2:44). Al Hayah Al Youm's Lobna Assal also covered the news (watch, runtime: 5:05 | 2:02). We’ve got the full story in the Transport section, above.
The new parliament continued to pique the interest of the nation’s talking heads: Assal noted yesterday’s second session of the new parliament, which lasted only 15 minutes and saw Hanafi Gebali chair his first session as the new House speaker (watch, runtime: 3:00). Commenting on former speaker Ali Abdel Aal’s decision not to run for reelection, Hadith Al Qahera’s Ibrahim Eissa said that this was the first time it had ever happened (watch, runtime: 3:16).
The Men’s Handball World Championship kicked off in Cairo yesterday: Egypt opened proceedings with a 35-29 win over Chile yesterday evening, earning the praise of Hesham Nasr, head of the Egypt Handball Federation (Masaa DMC | watch, runtime: 4:21), (Al Hayah Al Youm | watch, runtime: 35:00).