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El-Sisi amends weapon procurement rules

Arms deals now require approval by the defence ministry as well as the interior ministry

Ahram Online, Tuesday 30 Sep 2014
Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi (Photo: Reuters)
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President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has issued a decree requiring the approval of the defence ministry for arms deals, state news agency MENA said.

Amendments were made to articles 12 and 16 of the law regarding the importation of weapons and ammunition and the amounts allowed.

The law in its old form, which mandated the approval of the interior ministry, is still in effect but with the additional requirement for permission from the defence ministry.

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