Latest in Day: January 17, 2021 Highlight

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Latest in Day: January 17, 2021


Libya

Libya talks progress towards new temporary government: UN

A political dialogue, arranged by the United Nations (UN) and involving Libya’s clashing factions, has made progress towards a transitional government to oversee the run-up to December’s elections, the organisation said on Saturday. Participants in the Geneva talks have agreed on a mechanism for choosing the new government, whose formation has been the subject of …

Daily News Egypt

Egypt, Belarus discuss enhancing cooperation in communications, IT sectors

Egypt, Belarus discuss enhancing cooperation in communications, IT sectors

Egypt’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat met with Belarus’ Ambassador in Cairo, Sergei Terentiev, to discuss strengthening joint cooperation in the fields of communication and information technology. The cooperation between the two countries will include efforts in capacity building, digital transformation, and cybersecurity. Talaat stated that his Ministry gives great attention to …

Daily News Egypt

BLOM BANK announces execution of SPA for Egypt operations

A definitive agreement has been signed by BLOM Bank and the Arab Banking Corporation (Bank ABC) that will see the former sell its entire 99.4% stake in its Egypt operations to the latter. In an announcement by the two sides, the sale will take place subject to its obtaining the necessary approvals from the Central …

Hossam Mounir

Egypt's permanent representative to UNESCO presents credentials

Egypt’s permanent representative to UNESCO presents credentials

Ambassador Alaa Youssef, Egypt’s new permanent representative to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), has presented his credentials to the organisation’s Director-General, Audrey Azoulay, in the French capital, Paris. The ceremony for presenting the credentials was held last week, and was followed by a meeting with Azoulay, during which means of strengthening …

Daily News Egypt

26th Aswan Sculpture Symposium postponed to 2022 due to COVID-19

26th Aswan Sculpture Symposium postponed to 2022 due to COVID-19

The 26th edition of the Aswan International Sculpture Symposium has been postponed to January 2022, the symposium’s Supreme Committee revealed in an official announcement last week. Originally planned to take place between January and March 2021, the symposium’s aim was to bring together sculptors from Egypt, Russia, Brazil, Belgium, and India. Operating under the Egyptian …

Daily News Egypt

House of Representatives , parliament

Parliament initially approves amendments to law honouring terrorism victims

The Egyptian Parliament’s social solidarity and family committee gave its initial approval, on Saturday, of draft amendments to a law honouring victims, missing people, and those wounded in war, terrorist, and security operations. The amendments also cover their families. The committee approved amending Clause 5 of Article 6, which stipulates the provision of free registration …

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