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Thursday, 31 March 2022

Saudi Arabia’s economic support was the topic du jour

Last night’s talk shows were all about Saudi Arabia’s generous backing of our economy. ICYMI: Saudi has joined Qatar and the UAE and pledged around USD 15 bn to shore up our finances which have taken a hit due to the Ukraine war. Yahduth Fi Masr (watch, runtime: 1:00), Masaa DMC (watch, runtime: 1:18), and Al-Tasi’a (watch, runtime: 4:50) all had coverage, while Saudi Ambassador to Egypt Osama Naqli phoned in to Ala Mas’ouleety to discuss the news (watch, runtime: 4:52). You can read all the details in this morning’s Economy section, above.

Zelensky calls Sisi for the second time in a week: Ala Mas’ouleety covered the latest phone conversation between President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who called for the second time in less than a week yesterday (watch, runtime 2:19). El Sisi emphasized the need to reach a peaceful solution to the ongoing conflict with Russia, according to an Ittihadiya statement.

Finance Minister Mohamed Maait’s chat with IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva in Dubai yesterday also caught the talking heads’ attention, including Al Hayah Al Youm’s Mostafa Sherdy (watch, runtime 3:50). We have more in this morning’s What We’re Tracking Today section, above.

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