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Monday, 31 October 2022

Egyptian officials talk ties, investment with UAE + Qatar

The EU is helpling Egypt crack down on illegal migration: The EU and Egypt yesterday signed an agreement for the first phase of a new EUR 80 mn program designed to make it harder for migrants to cross illegally from Egypt to Europe, the EU delegation in Egypt said in a statement (pdf) yesterday. The program will provide Egypt’s coast and border guards with surveillance equipment, according to an EU Commision document seen by Reuters. The program has been split into two phases, with EUR 23 mn being paid out this year and the remaining EUR 57 mn being disbursed in 2023.

Egypt and the UAE’s three-day gathering to mark 50 years of bilateral ties wrapped on Friday. President Abdel Fattah El Sisi met with UAE Prime Minister His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid to discuss ways to strengthen cooperation “in a wide range of spheres,” Emirati state news agency WAM reported. Sheikh Mohammed invited El Sisi to be the guest of honor at the World Government Summit in Dubai next February. Separately, Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly sat down with Emirati Minister of Cabinet Affairs Mohammad Al Gergawi to discuss bilateral ties, WAM reported.


  • El Sisi spoke to Iraq’s new prime minister, Mohammed Shia Al Sudani, on the phone. (Ittihadiya)
  • El Sisi and Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly discussed investment in Egypt with Qatari businessmen last week. (Ittihadiya | Qatar News Agency)

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