Our esteemed readers, welcome to the News Digest. Here are the major headlines in Tuesday’s local press, topped with Tamim’s invitation to Sisi to visit Qatar, Saudi Arabia’s airspace closure to Israeli flights, and of course GERD.
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi received on Tuesday Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani.
During the meeting the Qatari FM extended to President Sisi a message from Emir of Qatar Prince Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani inviting him to visit Qatar.
Following the Israeli aggression of the ceasefire brokered by Egypt with the Palestinians, the Saudi Arabia closed on Tuesday its airspace to Israeli flights that led to the postponement of an Israeli flight, scheduled to be taken off from the Ben Gurion Airport to Dubai at 9:00 am local time.
As for the GERD issue, a Sudanese official announced Tuesday that Ethiopia unilaterally started the second filling of the reservoir behind its mega Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) earlier in May.
The move is expected to trigger further tensions with the downstream countries ‘Egypt and Sudan’ over the lack of a sealed agreement before the filling.
Also today, a hot weather wave is expected to prevail in Greater Cairo and Lower Egypt, according to the Egyptian Meteorological Authority experts.
If you intend to buy jewelry soon, the gold prices rose in the local market during Tuesday’s trading, coinciding with the summer season and the increase in the number of marriages.