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1.     Egypt: Sisi Receives European Commissioner for Migration. (Associated Press)

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi received the European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos.

Presidential Spokesman Alaa Youssef said the visiting European official lauded the major role played by Egypt on the Arab and Islamic levels for combating terrorism and illegal migration.

Youssef quoted the European commissioner as saying that the Egyptian policy in this regard serves stability and security in the Middle East and Mediterranean.

The spokesman added the visiting official also said that the EU is supporting the democratic transition in Egypt.

Youssef noted that President Sisi also underlined the active role of the EU as one of the major players in the international arena at the political and economic levels.



2.     Egypt gives priority to Gulf security: Shoukry. (Kuwait News Agency)

Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met with a delegation from the American Chamber of Commerce, a part of the “door-knocking” mission scheduled to visit Washington.

The “door-knocking” mission to the US is a regular matter for economic cooperation, said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Badr Abdelaaty.

The delegation is to meet “a large number of officials in the US administration and the Congress, as well as the media”, said a Foreign Ministry statement.

Shoukry reviewed with the delegation various aspects of the relationship with the US, emphasizing constant contact with his US counterpart and other senior US officials. This would develop the relationship between the two countries, and promote cooperation in various fields.

In his speech, Shoukry praised the positive role played by the chamber, pointing out that Egyptian and US institutions are aware of the important role that could be played by non-governmental organizations. These include the chamber’s roles, and included their support to the relations between the two countries, especially in trade and economics.



3.     Egypt closest ‘sibling’ to South Sudan: Kiir. (All Africa)

Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, accompanied by Minister of Water Resources Hossam Moghazy, met with South Sudan President Salva Kiir yesterday, during a visit to South Sudan.

The ministers discussed bilateral relations and the situation in Africa.

During the meeting in South Sudan’s capital Juba, Kiir said Egypt is the closest “sibling” to South Sudan, according to a Foreign Ministry statement. Kiir also praised the humanitarian and development assistance that Egypt provides for the people of South Sudan.

Shoukry said President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi are keen on further deepening and developing cooperation between the two countries to achieve “luxury” for the South Sudanese people.

The officials discussed ways of further developing bilateral relations in the humanitarian, economic and developmental fields, and Egyptian support in the areas of capacity-building and training, education, health, irrigation and fisheries.

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