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Tuesday, 31 May 2022

Last Night’s Talk Shows: Duda’s visit, a major archaeological find + the Grand Egyptian Museum is to be finished within three months

Leading the airwaves last night: Yesterday’s talks between President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda in Cairo led the conversation on the talk shows last night. The two sides discussed the war in Ukraine and its impact on global food supply. Al Hayah Al Youm (watch, runtime: 5:23), Ala Mas’ouleety (watch, runtime: 7:32) and Salet El Tahrir (watch, runtime: 8:23) had coverage, among others. We have more in this morning’s Commodities section, below.

The formation of a business council between the two countries also received attention: Osama El Said, the head of the newly-formed Egyptian-Polish Business Forum, telling Salet El Tahrir’s Azza Mostafa (watch, runtime: 8:32) that the council will focus on investments in gas and agricultural machinery, and exports of Egyptian citrus fruit and other agricultural products.

A major archaeological discovery was everywhere: The unveiling of 250 sarcophagi at the Saqqara necropolis received coverage on Masaa DMC (watch, runtime: 14:05), Al Hayah Al Youm (watch, runtime: 3:21) and Salet El Tahrir (watch, runtime: 2:07), among others.

The GEM will be finished in the next three months: Secretary-general of the Supreme Council for Antiquities Mostafa Waziri told Kelma Akhira’s Lamees El Hadidi (watch, runtime: 2:54) that construction of the Grand Egyptian Museum is now complete and officials will begin moving artifacts from the beginning of June. This will allow the museum to be fully finished within three months, he said.

But when’s it opening? The inauguration date would be determined by “global conditions,” Waziri said.

More prisoners pardoned: Masaa DMC (watch, runtime: 5:37), Kelma Akhira (watch, runtime: 9:32) and Al Hayah Al Youm (watch, runtime: 1:16) all covered the news that more detainees received a presidential pardon yesterday, and more will be released Thursday.

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