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Sunday, 21 November 2021

Charles + Camilla’s visit to Egypt dominates foreign press coverage

Dominating coverage on Egypt in the foreign press this morning: Prince Charles and Camilla’s two-day trip here is everywhere in the global press. The royal couple were first received by President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and First Lady Entissar El Sisi, before heading to Al Azhar and later visiting the Giza Pyramids and lunching at one of the new restaurants erected as part of the larger development plan for the tourist site.

On Friday, the Prince of Wales paid a visit to the Greek Campus (pdf) to attend the UK-backed StartEgypt event as part of his Sustainable Markets Initiative. Charles was met by our friend Ahmed El Alfi, the chairman of the Greek Campus, and Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad. The prince met entrepreneurs behind 10 startups from Cairo, Assiut and Alexandria that have been incubated at the facility over the past two years. The Greek Campus is a key hub for the nation’s high-energy startup industry and it’s great to see Alfi and the facility get the international recognition they have earned.

Later, the Prince and the Duchess of Cornwall flew to Alexandria to tour the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

The royal visit is still getting tons of international attention: Associated Press | New York Times | Reuters | Euronews | The National | The Telegraph.

Also making headlines:

  • The women debunking myths about reproductive health in the Arab World on social media: Egypt’s Nour Emam (better known by the handle “motherbeing”) and other women are filling in the gaps in the region’s nonexistent [redacted] ed, reaching a broader audience by posting videos on social media and offering online classes. (The New York Times)
  • Archaeologists’ discovery of a 4,500-year-old lost temple dedicated to Sun God Ra’ last week just South of Cairo is still getting coverage. (CNN)

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