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Sunday, 10 October 2021

The foreign press takes note of Armed Forces Day

It was a mixed bag out of the foreign press over the weekend:

6 October: To mark Armed Forces day, a number of regional papers are giving President Anwar El Sadat his due credit on the diplomatic and economic front, including this oped from Arab News that explored how Sadat put in motion the liberalization of Egypt’s economy and reoriented foreign relations from East to West.

Infrastructure was another big theme, with Al-Monitor shining a light on the Bahr El Baqar wastewater treatment plant — the world’s largest agricultural wastewater plant — and how it is expected to help cultivate reclaimed land in North Sinai and support the government’s development ambitions in the region. Meanwhile, China’s state construction firms and their projects at the New Administrative Capital, including the Iconic Tower, are getting some shine on Xinhua.

…And of course, human rights, where Egyptian novelist Ezzedine Fishere has an opinion piece in the Washington Post on Egypt’s recently unveiled national human rights strategy.

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