Khalil Ibrahim Al Thawadi, head of the Arab League’s election monitoring mission, commended the Egyptian people for their national and patriotic engagement in the presidential elections. An African Union (AU) delegation visited several polling stations in Ismailia governorate, including one at the Martyr Abdul Jawad Hosni Primary School, to assess the voting process. Additionally, a Mediterranean Parliament observer delegation inspected the Egyptian Presidential Elections Commission’s operations at Qasr Al-Dabbara School in downtown Cairo. The regional teams, part of the international group, visited 35 polling stations in 14 centers, covering approximately 130 subcommittees. Shalaby noted minor issues related to electoral campaigning near six polling stations but no significant concerns regarding the electoral process’s overall progress.
December 10, 2023 18:40 UTC
Ahmed Bendari, Director of the Executive Office of the National Elections Commission (NEC), reported a high turnout from the onset of voting. Out of 11,631 polling stations, only 376 experienced delays. From the start of voting at 9 a.m., citizens queued at polling stations to partake in the elections, conducted under comprehensive judicial supervision. Approximately 60,000 employees across sub-committees, general committees, and conservation and follow-up committees are supporting the judges overseeing Egypt’s electoral process. The presidential elections have garnered significant media attention, with 528 international journalists and media professionals receiving NEC permits to observe the process.
December 10, 2023 18:36 UTC
In recent weeks, there has been a remarkable display of awareness, understanding, and enthusiasm from all Egyptian parties and entities, emphasizing the importance of broad participation in this pivotal moment in the nation's history. National forces have united with a common goal: to encourage Egyptian citizens to exercise their free will and express their aspirations through the democratic process and ballot boxes. This collective message serves to reinforce the determination of a free Egypt in its pursuit of progress, development, and the safeguarding of national security. These endeavors highlight an exceptional awareness of the importance of the presidential elections and the necessity for eligible Egyptians to actively participate, considering it a right that should not be relinquished. Furthermore, the ECSS acknowledges the National Electoral Commission's diligent oversight of all procedural steps and its impartial stance towards all candidates during the election campaign.
December 10, 2023 00:05 UTC
Highlighting recent weeks, the ECSS notes a surge in awareness, understanding, and eagerness among various Egyptian parties and entities. Furthermore, the centre applauds the National Electoral Commission’s meticulous monitoring of procedural steps and its impartial stance towards all candidates during the campaign period. This aligns with the company’s conscientious national role and supports the principle of equal representation. Amidst regional challenges and the promise of a hopeful future, national forces are uniting to demonstrate solidarity and awareness, affirming their support for Egypt on the cusp of a pivotal presidential electoral milestone. The ECSS expresses full confidence in the awareness of the Egyptian people and their readiness to exercise their electoral rights actively.
December 09, 2023 20:54 UTC
Sisi and Putin on November 19, 2015, Egypt and Russia signed an initial agreement under which Russia will build and finance Egypt’s first nuclear power plant in the city of Dabaa – Press photoCAIRO - 9 December 2023: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi received a phone call from Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday. In a statement, Egyptian Presidential Spokesperson Ahmed Fahmy said that the call discussed regional developments, particularly in the Gaza Strip and the Palestinian territories, in light of the deteriorating political and humanitarian situation. Sisi and Putin agreed on the importance of intensifying international efforts to achieve a comprehensive ceasefire that would lead to a political solution to the Palestinian cause on the basis of the two-state solution. The call comes as tensions remain high in the Gaza Strip after a recent escalation of violence between Israel and Hamas. The violence has killed dozens of Palestinians and Israelis.
December 09, 2023 16:45 UTC
CAIRO - 9 December 2023: Egyptians are one day away from casting ballots to choose their next president as the voting process at home kicks off Sunday. In this report, et provides its readers, the answers to all the FAQs related to the 2024 Egyptian presidential elections:Q: What is the final list of candidates for the presidential elections? A- Presidential candidate Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has the symbol of the star; presidential candidate Farid Zahran, head of the Egyptian Democratic Party has the symbol of the sun; presidential candidate Abdel-Sanad Yamama, head of the Wafd Party has symbol of the palm tree, and presidential candidate Hazem Omar got the symbol of ladder. Q: Who is responsible for securing the 2024 presidential elections? A- The results of the presidential elections will be announced and published in the Official Gazette on December 18, 2023.
December 09, 2023 13:46 UTC
Bayern's league game against Union Berlin last week was postponed after heavy snowfall across Bavaria and has now been rescheduled for Jan. 24. "I don't know if this match-free week is a blessing or a curse," Tuchel told a press conference. "Suddenly you have a week's worth of training," he said. "It is not worth philosophising about whether this match-free week) was good or bad." "Musiala has been included in the squad," Tuchel said.
December 08, 2023 17:50 UTC
CAIRO - 8 December 2023: Three trucks carrying over 90,000 liters of diesel fuel entered Gaza through the Rafah border crossing, as reported by Cairo News Channel. Alongside the fuel, 50 trucks loaded with humanitarian aid reached Gaza via the Rafah crossing. This aid and fuel supply come as critical support for the embattled Gaza Strip. - Egypt has voiced concern about the continuation of Israeli military operations in the southern Gaza Strip and the continued targeting of civilians. A total of 37 ambulances, 1,788 tons of fuel, 3,391 tons of medicines, and 17,226 tons of food supplies have also been delivered.
December 08, 2023 12:51 UTC
The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics released its September 2023 “Foreign Trade Data” bulletin, revealing a 10.3% increase in the trade deficit, reaching $3.14bn compared to $2.84bn in the same month last year. Export values saw a 33.7% decline, amounting to $2.94bn in September 2023, down from $4.44bn the previous year. This drop is attributed to reduced exports of key commodities, including: ready-made clothes down by 11.1%, petroleum products down by 68.2%, fertilizers down by 65.9%, and plastics in primary forms down by 36.5%. Import values decreased by 16.5%, totaling $6.08bn in September 2023, a drop from $7.28bn in the same period last year. However, imports for certain commodities experienced an increase, such as: petroleum products up by 14.9%, primary forms of iron or steel up by 27.0%, liquefied natural gas up by 27.2%, and motor vehicles up by 156.6%.
December 07, 2023 15:14 UTC
A number of Egyptian citizens abroad cast their ballot in the 2024 Presidential ElectionsCAIRO – 7 December 2023: Egypt’s National Election Authority (NEA) has urged Egyptians to exercise their right to vote in the upcoming 2024 Presidential Elections scheduled for 10-12 December. Bendari confirmed the NEA’s registration of 14 international organizations and 63 local organizations to observe the elections. Also, the authority approved requests of 24 embassies, 67 diplomats, 68 local groups, and 22,340 local followers to follow the process. Bendari said that the NEA has approved requests from 115 media platforms to cover the elections. Egypt is geared up for holding the 2024 Presidential Elections for citizens in the country from Sunday 10 December until Tuesday 12 December a few days after the three-day voting process for Egyptians abroad was concluded.
December 07, 2023 15:08 UTC
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December 07, 2023 14:50 UTC
High-level climate champion Mahmoud Mohieldin took center stage at COP28 in Dubai, urging for a swift and equitable scaling-up of climate finance in Africa. Moderating the session “Africa’s Sustainable Future: Mobilizing Climate Finance at Scale,” Mohieldin emphasized the critical need to bridge the gap between climate and development funding. He advocated for a holistic approach that recognizes climate action as an integral part of development, and climate finance solutions as drivers for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He further stressed the urgency of accelerating climate action and setting clear timelines for financing and implementing initiatives. By mobilizing funding, providing technical assistance, and fostering enabling regulatory frameworks, stakeholders can collectively propel Africa’s sustainable future through robust, equitable climate finance.
December 06, 2023 23:20 UTC
Shoukry made the remarks during his meeting on Wednesday with US Republican Representative Michael McCaul, Chairman of the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee. The meeting was held as part of the foreign minister’s current visit to the United States. Shoukry expressed Egypt's aspiration to enhance coordination and consultation with the US in light of strategic relations and partnership between them, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid said. Meanwhile, the US lawmaker highlighted the elements of convergence between the Egyptian and US positions on regional issues, praising Cairo’s efforts to enhance regional security and stability. He also affirmed his full support for strengthening aspects of Egypt-US relations.
December 06, 2023 22:14 UTC
CAIRO – 6 December 2023: ONE ORPHEUS container ship resumed its voyage in the Suez Canal normally after repairing a fault with its rudder and making sure that it is technically ready for shipping, Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority Osama Rabie said. In a statement released on Wednesday, Rabie added that six ships that were stranded behind ONE ORPHEUS will also resume their passage through the international waterway. The Suez Canal is ready to deal with such navigation emergencies and technical malfunctions, the official noted.
December 06, 2023 22:10 UTC
These include tax exemptions of 33% to 55% for income from green hydrogen projects initiated within the next five years. The government is also committed to increasing the use of green financing tools, to direct 50% of government investments towards environmentally sustainable projects. To diversify sustainable financing, Egypt has issued “panda” bonds worth CNY 3.5bn in the Chinese market and “samurai” bonds totaling JPY 75bn in the Japanese market, earmarked for eco-friendly investments. Furthermore, Egypt has secured approximately $1.5bn in financing from international institutions, supporting the nation’s climate change goals amidst global economic challenges. This shortfall highlights the urgent need for increased climate financing and the economic implications of the green transformation.
December 06, 2023 17:21 UTC