Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia are set to resume on Sunday African Union-led negotiations over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), following a one-month hiatus.
Egypt President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi is expected to attend this year’s GCC summit, further solidifying reports that a solution to the Gulf dispute is on the cards, according to reports.
Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed visited Cairo Dec. 17 for talks with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi. A presidential statement said the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has joined the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF) as an observer.
On December 19, the European Parliament adopted resolutions condemning human rights violations in Iran and Egypt. Yet, of the two, Iran is the only one that faces real consequences in the form of EU sanctions for those violations. By contrast, no such sanctions have been levied against Egypt. Instead, its …
Egypt’s parliament and human rights organizations on Saturday have further condemned a European report on the state of Egyptian human rights, calling it both “opportunistic” and “an explicit violation of human rights.”
On December 10, Human Rights Day, Egypt’s Foreign Ministry called for international cooperation and an exchange of expertise without “dictation or claim of perfection that hasn’t and will never be attained by any party.”
The European Parliament has passed a resolution urging member states to consider imposing targeted restrictions against Egypt for its crackdown on human rights activists.
Egypt is working on unifying the stance of Arab countries vis-a-vis the Syrian crisis. On Nov. 26, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Jordan held a meeting at the level of foreign ministries to look into the developments of the Syrian war.
EU sanctions imposed on former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak have been scrapped, The Times reported on Saturday.
The Egyptian government has drawn the ire of the international human rights community after its controversial decision to arrest three staff members from the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR).