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1.     Egypt: Sisi Attends Signing of Security Agreements, Five Memos With Spain. (Associated Press)

Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, is to visit Egypt Sunday in a two-day visit.

Steinmeier is scheduled to meet President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, as well as his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry to discuss a number of regional and international issues, according to a statement distributed by the German embassy in Cairo yesterday.

Badr Abdel Atty, spokesperson of Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, declared that Sisi is to visit Germany soon and the date of the visit is being arranged for with the coordination between the presidency and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“Sisi will hold discussions with the German Counsellor Angela Merkel concerning many issues, including terrorism that threatens the region and the ways to counter it especially in Libya and Syria, during his upcoming visit to Germany,” Abdel Atty told.



2.     Spain, Egypt to study Cairo-Luxor bullet-train link. (World Bulletin)

Spain and Egypt have agreed to study the feasibility of a bullet-train link between the Egyptian capital of Cairo and the ancient southern city of Luxor.

The agreement was signed Thursday by the countries’ economy ministers during a one-day visit to Spain by Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, Spain’s Economy Ministry said.

Egypt is keen on improving its rail links while Spain has one of the world’s most developed high-speed train systems. Spain will fund the study, the ministry said.

Cairo and Luxor, two of Egypt’s most popular tourist destinations, are 500 kilometers (300 miles) apart.

During the visit, el-Sissi met with King Felipe VI and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy for talks on combating jihadi terrorism and improving bilateral economic links. Rajoy and el-Sissi were also to discuss migration, the conflicts in Libya, Syria and Yemen and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, the government said.

The two countries also signed a crime and security cooperation accord and El-Sissi held talks with Spanish and Egyptian business leaders.




3.     German Foreign Minister to visit Egypt today. (Euronews)

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy attended the signing of a security and anti-crime agreement on Thursday.

The agreement was signed by Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and Spanish Interior Minister Jorge Fernández Díaz.

The Egyptian president also attended the signing of three memos of understanding on protecting stolen cultural property, tourism and infrastructure.

The Egyptian foreign minister signed the first two memos with his Spanish counterpart José Manuel García-Margallo and Industry, Energy and Tourism Minister José Manuel Soria.

The third was signed by Egyptian Transport Minister Hany Dahy and Spanish Transport and Development Minister Ana Pastor.

The fourth memo was signed by Suez Canal Authority and a grand Spanish company to establish fisheries in Suez Canal area. The fisheries planned to be built on 3,400 hectares will produce 50,000 tons of the finest types of fish.

Also, a memo of understanding was signed between the Ministry of Electricity and a grand Spanish company in the field of energy.



4.     Egypt, Sudan officially inaugurate border port. (Middle East News Agency)

Egypt and Sudan officially opened the Qustul border crossing to facilitate trade and goods movement between Egypt and African countries, Youm7 reported.

Egypt’s Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab and the Sudanese First Vice President Bakri Hassan Saleh attended the inauguration ceremony.

“Egypt and Sudan are one nation and bonded together with historical relations…and with Nile water, “ said Mahlab during his speech at the inauguration.

The road, which connects the village of Qustul in southern Egypt to the northern Sudanese city of Ashkit, has experimentally operated since August and it is hoped it will double the trade volume between Cairo and Khartoum.


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