Cairo - 24 June 2022: President Abdel Fattah El Sisi receives Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, who pays Egypt a two-day official visit, at the Cairo International Airport. Official spokesman for the Presidency Ambassador Bassam Radi said that the visit is will include holding bilateral talks between the two leaders to address the relations between the two brotherly countries. He added that the two leaders will discuss ways to enhance ties in various fields, in addition to discussing developments in regional and international political issues of common interest.
June 24, 2022 20:02 UTC
CAIRO – 23 June 2022: The economic and social development plan for the fiscal year 2022/2023, which was approved by Egypt’s House of Representatives, during its last plenary sessions, revealed the allocation of 458 billion pounds to implement the national human rights strategy during the year. An amount of more than 446 billion pounds has been allocated to economic, social and cultural rights, distributed as follows:69 billion pounds for the right to education46 billion pounds for the right to health7 billion pounds for cultural rights50 billion pounds for the right to work120 billion pounds for the right to adequate housing41 million pounds for the right to social security57 billion pounds for the right to food97 billion pounds for the right to safe drinking water and sanitationIn addition, an amount of more than 12 billion pounds has been allocated to support the human rights of women, children, persons with disabilities, youth and the elderly, distributed as follows:8 billion pounds for women's rights2 billion pounds for child rights122 million pounds for rights of persons with disabilities2 billion pounds for youth rights12 million pounds for the rights of the elderly
June 24, 2022 00:45 UTC
CAIRO – 23 June 2022: The Ministry of Civil Aviation issued a statement Wednesday revealing it had spent LE182 million on upgrading the weather monitoring and early warning systems to better ensure the safety of aircraft and do research on climate change. The upgrade works included the installation of three weather radars, 30 automated weather stations, and highs-speed computer. The statement added that an applied research project has been carried out to locally design and produce a radiosounde that measures the temperature of the higher layers of the atmosphere. The project was carried out in collaboration with the Egyptian Meteorological Authority, and MSA University, having as goal reducing imports of the device. The ministry noted that investments allocated to the civil aviation sector in FY2021/22 is LE9.3 billion.
June 24, 2022 00:18 UTC
CAIRO – 23 June 2022: Egypt’s President of the National Council for Women [NCW] Maya Morsy was elected to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) for 2023-2026. The Egyptian candidate obtained 126 votes in the elections that took place Tuesday, June 23, at the United Nations headquarters in New York. The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women comprises 23 prominent independent experts with extensive academic and practical experience and qualifications on women's issues. Egypt was keen to present a distinguished candidate to this election to continue its contribution to the advancement of the status of women at the international level by eliminating all forms of discrimination against women and girls. Moreover, The Permanent Representative of Egypt expressed his deep appreciation to all states that Supported Egypt's candidate during this election.
June 23, 2022 23:19 UTC
Following the recent decision of the US Federal Reserve, the first meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee in Egypt is considered to be the first meeting today to raise prices. Emerging markets around the world, including Egypt, are expected to be under increasing pressure due to higher inflation rates and tightening monetary policy in the United States. A Reuters poll this week expects the central bank to raise interest rates by 50 basis points to 11.75% and lending by 25 basis points to 12.5%. The debt-to-debt ratio has been raised by 200 basis points to 11.75%. This is the second time the central bank has raised interest rates in 2022, as Egypt’s central bank raised interest rates by 100 basis points at an exceptional meeting on March 21.
June 23, 2022 20:12 UTC
CAIRO – 23 June 2022: Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli chaired on Thursday the meeting of the supreme committee concerned with hosting the UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) in November in Sharm El-Sheikh city. The meeting, attended by a large number of ministers and officials, reviewed preparations for hosting the conference, according to a statement by the Cabinet. Ministers of environment, youth and sports, and finance also reviewed preparations and proposals for the conference. Bonn climate meetingDuring the Bonn meeting earlier this month, Shoukry, the COP27 president-designate, and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Patricia Espinosa Cantellano signed the Host Country Agreement for COP27. During his presence in Bonn, Shoukry referred to Egypt’s keenness to put the African climate change concerns at the forefront of the topics the session will address.
June 23, 2022 20:09 UTC
The ministry's spokesperson, Hossam Abdel Ghaffar, said that those initiatives, that have been launched gradually since 2018, have played a pivotal role in the early diagnosis of many diseases. The service is offered to females aged above 18 at 3,538 healthcare units, and 114 hospitals nationwide. In a similar context, Member of the National Committee for Combating Hepatitis Viruses Gamal Essmat stated in a phone-in in March that some former hepatitis C patients developed liver cirrhosis, which in turn raised liver cancer cases. The official pointed out that the early diagnosis of liver cancer makes the survival rate 90 percent. He added that school meals would be customized to meet the health conditions of children as those suffering from anemia or stunting would be offered different ones.
June 23, 2022 19:48 UTC
U.S. President Joe Biden plans to nominate Kristina A. Kvien to replace Lynne Tracy as U.S. Ambassador to Armenia. Tracy’s tenure as ambassador to Armenia has expired. While all ambassadors serve at the president's pleasure and may be dismissed at any time, career diplomats usually serve tours of roughly three years before receiving a new assignment. Ambassador to Ukraine.
June 23, 2022 18:15 UTC
CAIRO – 23 June 2022: A woman was killed on Wednesday as a cargo train derailed in northern Egypt’s Beheira, according to a statement by the Egyptian National Railways (ENR). The cargo train carrying grains was moving from El-Salam to El-Bostan stations when some of its railcars derailed and caused the death of the woman that was near the scene, the ENR statement added. Over the past year, Egypt has seen deadly train accidents amid pledges to upgrade the railway system and replace the rickety railcars. In March 2021, a Sohag train accident in Upper Egypt killed 19 people and injured 185 others. He directed the application of all measures to achieve a balance between the comprehensive upgrading plan of the railway system and the operation of trains nationwide.
June 23, 2022 10:15 UTC
The Ukrainian military has released video showing extensive destruction in Lysychansk, the last city in Luhansk region still under Ukrainian control. The commentary on the video says the city is “half-destroyed by Russian artillery.”Released on Thursday, the video shows rockets embedded in streets and large holes blown through apartment buildings. The city’s roads are deserted — littered with upended vehicles — and the sound of incoming rounds seems almost constant. In the video, commentary said the Russians have so many weapons they can subject whole neighborhoods to barrages of shelling. As a soldier leaves the city in a vehicle, he points out Lysychansk’s oil refinery, which he says has been burning for weeks.
June 23, 2022 08:42 UTC
CAIRO - 22 June 2022: CEO of the Saudi Fund for Development Sultan Al-Marshad asserted Wednesday that the fund is keen on working in Egypt especially in the projects of generating renewable and clean energy as well as food security. He noted that the fund is willing to visit Cairo in September to inspect the fund’s projects in Egypt as well as inking a number of partnerships between Egyptian and Saudi companies. This came during his meeting with Egyptian International Cooperation Minister Rania Mashat who noted that Egypt gives great attention to expanding renewable energy projects to reach green transformation, adding that Egypt had implemented a number of economic and structural reforms that contributed to implementing a number of immense projects in the country. She also hailed the Saudi Fund for Development’s role to support the Egyptian projects especially those in Sinai.
June 22, 2022 22:45 UTC
CAIRO – 22 June 2022: Researchers examining a mass grave in Ireland found clear evidence of excessive violence. In 2021, archaeologists discovered a mass grave in Cork, Ireland, and now experts have confirmed that four of the men "met a violent end", according to ancient origins. Radiocarbon dating showed that the men lived in Cork between 1447 AD and 1636 AD. So far, the researchers found that four men were bound before being thrown into the grave. Their scientific research provides unique insights into human history, through visual examination of complete skeletons and biomolecular analysis of microscopic bone samples.
June 22, 2022 20:32 UTC
CAIRO – 22 June 2022: Egypt will be able to provide a strategic stockpile of medicines, vaccines and serums at a cost of L.E. 2.1 billion, according to Spokesman for the Ministry of Health and Population Hossam Abdel Ghaffar. The spokesman for the Ministry of Health and Population pointed out that about 153 fever hospitals were developed during the Corona virus pandemic at a cost of 438 million pounds. “The cost of the plasma derivatives project amounted to 423 million pounds,” said the spokesperson. He further added that an ambulance facility was developed through 84 projects at a cost of 4 billion and 159 million pounds, while the cost of projects for public health initiatives amounted to 5.99 billion pounds.
June 22, 2022 18:40 UTC
Meeting of Minister of Transport Kamel al-Wazir and French Ambassador to Cairo Marc Barety on June 21, 2022. Other opportunities include partnering up with one of the French companies to develop, manage, and operate the existing locomotive maintenance workshops of Abou Zaabal and Kom Abou Rady. The minister and the ambassador similarly conferred over Egypt's requested acquisition of funding to buy locomotives for the sixth line. Thus, Minister Kamel presented the developments of the ongoing studies needed to implement the project and get financing. The metro's first line was the first underground metro in Africa and the Middle East as it started operation in 1987.
June 22, 2022 18:30 UTC
CAIRO – 22 June 2022: Deputy President of the Parliamentary Assembly for the Mediterranean (PAM) Gennaro Migliore described cooperation with Egypt on combating illegal migration as having been very effective. Migliore pointed out that Europe now has to deal with the crisis of the millions of Ukrainian refugees, who fled their country as a consequence of war. He also noted that the world issues have been worsened because of the global food crisis, which puts further strain on the vulnerable. The statement noted that Egypt hosts six million refugees, migrants, and asylum seekers, and that the government offers them all basic services provided to Egyptians. It is noteworthy to mention that no single boat carrying illegal migrants has departed from Egyptian shores since 2016, according to previous statements by President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.
June 22, 2022 13:27 UTC