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Among the top headlines of yesterday were Shoukri-Guterres talks on GERD, home inoculation and 14% VAT on deliveries.
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri discussed yesterday latest developments on Ethiopia’s Nile dam, technically known as GERD, with United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres.
The foreign minister told the UN chief that no progress had been achieved in negotiations over the dam yet and that Egypt rejects any unilateral moves by Ethiopia.
Egyptian and French air forces carried out joint air training at an Egyptian air base.
The exercise is part of a plan of the General Command of the Armed Forces to upgrade the level of training and exchange expertise with the armed forces of other neighbouring countries.
Head of Egyptian Tax Authority, Reda Abdel-Kader, announced on Thursday that the decision to impose a 14 per cent value-added tax on online deliveries by restaurants and shops is necessary to achieve tax justice and to support fair competition in the tax system.
Finance Minister Mohamed Maeet has issued a decree imposing a 14 per cent VAT tax starting June 4 on online deliveries, which have boomed recently due to the Coronavirus restrictions, which included curfew.
Two million tourists visited Egypt in the first five months of 2021, thanks to the professional coronavirus preventive measures that the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities put in place, Minister Khaled al-Anani said.
The Health Ministry has started on Wednesday to inoculate homebound citizens against coronavirus through sending medical teams to their houses.
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