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Egypt-Greece-Cyprus summit prioritizes energy cooperation (Al Monitor)

Egypt, Greece and Cyprus held a tripartite meeting in Athens Tuesday as the alliance between the Eastern Mediterranean states continues to strengthen.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi participated in the ninth annual summit along with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades. The trio discussed electricity cooperation, energy exploration in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, Cyprus’ dispute with Turkey and more, Egypt’s official Middle East News Agency reported.

Egypt-Greece-Cyprus summit prioritizes energy cooperation – Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East

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Drone sale to Ethiopia could jeopardize Turkey-Egypt dialogue (Fehim Tastekin, Al Monitor)

Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 drones, touted as a game-changer for Ankara’s allies in the Libya and Nagorno-Karabakh conflicts, appear bound for further showing in African skies, but not without the risk of complicating Turkey’s foreign ties, primarily its fledgling bid at fence-mending with Egypt.

Drone sale to Ethiopia could jeopardize Turkey-Egypt dialogue – Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East

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Greece pledges to link Egypt to European Union’s energy market (Al Jazeera)

Greece pledged Tuesday to link Egypt to the European Union’s energy market with an undersea cable that would carry electricity across the Mediterranean.

“[Egypt’s] link to Europe will be Greece,” Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said after talks in Athens with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. “We are seeking diversification of energy sources, and Egypt can also become a provider of electricity, which will be produced mainly by the sun.”

Greece pledges to link Egypt to European Union’s energy market | Energy News | Al Jazeera

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Egypt: Alaa Abdel Fattah referred to trial after two years of provisional detention (Middle East Eye)

Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, Mohamed Ibrahim (Oxygen), and lawyer Mohamed al-Baqer are due to face trial on Monday after spending more than two years in provisional detention, according to their lawyer Khaled Ali.

The trial will be held before the Emergency State Security Misdemeanors Court, in Cairo’s Fifth Settlement district, Ali said on Saturday.

Egypt: Alaa Abdel Fattah referred to trial after two years of provisional detention | Middle East Eye

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Egypt Russia

Egypt, Russia to hold Defenders of Friendship 2021 tactical exercise (TASS)

A joint Russian-Egyptian tactical exercise, headlined Defenders of Friendship 2021, will be held in Egypt on October 17-29, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

Egypt, Russia to hold Defenders of Friendship 2021 tactical exercise – Military & Defense – TASS

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Egyptian rights advocates welcome fatwa forbidding short-term marriages (Shahira Amin, Al Monitor)

Dar Al Iftaa has issued a fatwa forbidding so-called tahleel marriages, or short-term, intermediate marriages in which a man marries a divorced woman for the sole purpose of making it religiously permissible for her to remarry her first husband.

Egyptian rights advocates welcome fatwa forbidding short-term marriages – Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East

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Egypt looks to expand counter-terrorism cooperation with Sudan (Ayah Aman, Al Monitor)

Sudanese security forces, led by the country’s intelligence services, have been cracking down on Islamic State (IS) members over the past weeks.

Five members of the Sudanese intelligence service were killed Sept. 28 during a raid on a terrorist cell in Jabra neighborhood, south of the capital Khartoum.

Egypt looks to expand counter-terrorism cooperation with Sudan – Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East

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Sisi backs emergency measures by Tunisian president (Al-Monitor)

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has declared support for the measures taken by Tunisian President Kais Saied on July 25, the highest such endorsement to come from Egypt.

During a phone conversation with the Tunisian president on Oct. 6, Sisi said these measures would create a better future for Tunisia’s people.

Sisi backs emergency measures by Tunisian president – Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East

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Egypt seeks Brazil’s support in Nile dam dispute (George Mikhail, Al-Monitor)

Egypt is trying to win Brazil’s support in the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) crisis by capitalizing on Brazil’s accession in June to the nonpermanent membership of the United Nations Security Council.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi discussed with Brazilian Vice President Hamilton Mourao, during his visit to Cairo Sept. 28 the latest developments regarding the GERD crisis, including the recent statement by the presidency of the UN Security Council.

Egypt seeks Brazil’s support in Nile dam dispute – Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East

 

 

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