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President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said on Tuesday that Egypt’s presidency of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa bloc (COMESA) aims to achieve regional integration by developing intra-regional trade, as well as leveraging the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and French President Emmanuel Macron discussed a number of issues - including bilateral cooperation, Libya, counter-terrorism, and irregular migration - in a meeting on Friday afternoon at the Élysée Palace in Paris.

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi stressed to Tunisian PM Najla Bouden on Friday Egypt's support for Tunisia and the efforts exerted by President Kais Saied and the newly formed government to achieve stability and development for the Tunisian people.

The draft final statement of the Paris International Conference on Libya will warn that the parties that hinder the peaceful settlement in Libya could face possible sanctions, sources told Middle East News Agency (MENA) on Friday.

Egypt is set to boast the world's sixth longest high-speed network after the completion of its first high-speed electric railway, Michael Peter, CEO of Germany's Siemens, which was awarded the venture, told Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on Sunday during the inauguration of the TransMEA 2021.

Egypt’s non-petroleum exports to the European Union (EU) rose by 38 percent in the first eight months of 2021, reaping nearly 4.1 billion euro, up from 2.9 billion euro in the same period in 2020, Egypt’s Minister of Trade and Industry Nevine Gamea stated on Saturday.

Transit tolls for vessels travelling through the Suez Canal will increase by six percent starting February 2022, Egypt’s Suez Canal Authority (SCA) said on Thursday.

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi ordered the Cabinet on Wednesday to start relocating public employees to the government district in the New Administrative Capital for a 6-month experimental phase starting December.

The 5+5 Libyan Joint Military Commission (JMC) agreed with representatives from neighbouring countries – Sudan, Chad, and Niger – to "fully" cooperate to ensure the exit of all foreign fighters belonging to their countries from Libyan territories.

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry has called for taking a "resolute" stance against parties violating the United Nations arms embargo to Libya.

Egypt is set to launch on Sunday the fourth edition of Cairo Water Week (CWW), the annual event that aims to spread awareness on water issues and promote innovation to face the most pressing water-related challenges.

The Cabinet denied on Friday reports circulating on social media that fines have been imposed on unvaccinated university students, an obligatory proviso for 18-year-old and older students to be allowed entry to campuses,

Egypt and Qatar aspire to promote economic cooperation amid recent rapprochement efforts between the two countries, according to Trade and Industry Minister Nevine Gamea and Qatar's Ambassador to Cairo Salem bin Mubarak Al-Shafi.

Transport Minister Kamel El-Wazir told British Minister for the Middle East James Cleverly, who is on a visit to Cairo, that Egypt is seeking to benefit from the UK's expertise in infrastructure projects to the maximum.

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi inaugurated on Saturday via the video conference new housing projects nationwide for residents of 22 unsafe areas as part of the government's ongoing efforts to relocate residents of slums to new housing.

Egypt said on Monday that the negotiations with Ethiopia over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) are "almost frozen."

Millions of school and university students will begin physically attending classes for the first time in 18 months starting Saturday despite a recent surge in coronavirus in the pandemic's fourth wave.

Egypt is set to commence with exporting gas to Lebanon soon as part of a previously agreed upon roadmap to ease Lebanon's power crisis, the two countries' energy ministers said on Tuesday after two-day talks in Cairo.

Egypt has inoculated over 7 million citizens with the full two-dose course against COVID-19, according to the latest official count, as the country increases efforts to reach its target of vaccinating 40 million of its eligible population by December.

Minister of Health and Population Hala Zayed announced on Monday that the government may soon vaccinate high school students with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, as the country is currently studying lowering the 18-year age limit for COVID-19 immunisation.

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