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Sunday, 22 August 2021

Egypt and Iraq talk Afghanistan

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al Kadhimi discussed the latest developments in Afghanistan over the phone on Thursday, according to an Ittihadiya statement. The Afghan army and its western-backed government collapsed last week after the Taliban took control of most of the country, including its capital Kabul.

The CEO of German shipbuilder Lürssen was in Cairo on Thursday for talks with El Sisi. A statement from Ittihadiya gave few details, saying only that the meeting was held to follow up on existing cooperation between the two sides. Lürssen inked a EUR 130 mn arms agreement with Egypt last year under which it will supply nine patrol boats and a coastal defense ship.

Albania has refused to extradite an Egyptian man facing the death sentence in Egypt after authorities here refused to confirm that he would not be executed, according to the Associated Press. Mohamed Rageh was sentenced to death by an Egyptian court in 2019 after being found guilty of murdering teenager Mahmoud El Banna. Shortly after, Egyptian authorities issued an international warrant for his arrest and he was detained by Albanian authorities in May.

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