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Egyptian FM to deliver statement on foreign policy before parliament Tuesday

Shoukry is expected to update the House of Representatives on the most recent developments in the dispute over the Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam

Ahram Online , Tuesday 26 Jan 2021
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File Photo: Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry (Photo: Reuters)
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Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry is scheduled to appear before the newly-elected House of Representatives on Tuesday to deliver a speech on the ministry’s accomplishments and goals in terms of the country's foreign policies.

Shoukry is expected to update the House on the most recent developments in the dispute over the Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam, MP Alaa Essam said in remarks to the media on Monday.

Shoukry is also expected to review in his speech the future of Egyptian-American relations under new US President Joe Biden.

The prime minister and a number of ministers have already reviewed accomplishments in the government's Egypt Kicks Off programme before the House.

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, Irrigation Minister Mohamed Abdel-Ati, Agriculture Minister El-Sayed El-Quseir, Manpower Minister Mohamed Saafan and Emigration Minister Nabila Makram have all delivered speeches and fielded questions from MPs in the parliament.

Speaker of the House of Representatives Hanafy El-Gebaly hailed the government’s program, affirming the need to continue cooperation between the government and the House.

Minister of Civil Aviation Mohamed Manar is also set to appear before the House today to discuss his ministry's accomplishments and future plans.

On Wednesday, Minister of Culture Inas Abdel-Dayem and Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad are scheduled to deliver speeches on their ministry's accomplishments before the House.

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