Last Night’s Talk Shows on 7 March 2021
The airwaves followed the press print’s lead last night with wall-to-wall coverage of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s visit to Khartoum yesterday (which we cover in the news well, above). Ala Mas’ouleety’s Ahmed Moussa, meanwhile, was particularly concerned with the warm welcome El Sisi received (watch, runtime: 3:40).
Egypt and Sudan putting up a united front on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) could change the power balance in the negotiations, as the two countries are coordinating more closely than ever before since the talks over the dam began several years ago, Kelma Akhira’s Lamees El Hadidi said (watch, runtime: 8:43). El Hekaya’s Amr Adib echoed Lamees’ thoughts, saying that our relations with Sudan have improved dramatically since last year (watch, runtime: 3:12) and suggested that now is the best time for Egyptian investors to take their business to Sudan (watch, runtime: 4:49).
Cairo and Khartoum’s main priority going forward is to push for international mediation, Sudanese writer and pundit Shawky Abdel Azim told Lamees (watch, runtime: 9:11).
El Sisi’s visit is also coming at an important time for Sudan for reasons other than GERD, particularly as it is in a separate stand-off with Ethiopia at their shared border as a result of the Tigray conflict in Ethiopia, Sudanese political commentator Ammar Awad told Masaa DMC’s Eman El Hosary (watch, runtime: 10:11).