Debates continue among parliament members in the wake of the approval of the Egyptian-Saudi maritime demarcation agreement, known popularly as the “Red Sea Islands” case, over its validity.
Parliament continues for the second day its discussions over the destiny of the Egyptian-Saudi maritime demarcation in order to hear additional comments and views of experts.
The members of parliament “25–30 bloc” called on the government to hand over the records of the meetings of the National Committee for Demarcating the Maritime Borders with Saudi Arabia.
Massive disputes erupted on Sunday among Egypt’s Parliament members while discussing the maritime demarcation agreement that grants Saudi Arabia sovereignty over the Red Sea islands of Tiran and Sanfir.
Sudan’s foreign minister has revealed that he used his latest visit to Egypt to propose a joint force to protect the Sudanese and Egyptian borders with Libya.
The US Embassy in Egypt warned American citizens against visiting religious sites outside the greater Cairo area in a statement on Monday.
Despite a meeting held in Cairo on Saturday between Sudan’s foreign minister and his Egyptian counterpart the two countries appear to have made little headway to resolve outstanding differences, international news outlets reported.
Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen and Libya’s General Khalifa Haftar all cut off diplomatic contact with Qatar on Monday morning, after officially accusing the Gulf state of “sponsoring terrorism”.
Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said on Saturday that his talk with his Sudanese counterpart Ibrahim Ghandour in Cairo discussed the continuance of the periodic consular committee meeting between the two Afro-neighbors.
US Republican Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham criticised the recent approval of Egypt’s contentious NGO law, deeming it “draconian legislation” that seeks to regulate the work of nongovernmental organizations, in a statement on Wednesday.
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