Egypt

May 10, 2001

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Egypt's permanent delegate to the UN, Ahmed Abul Gheit, has said that Africa has the right to two permanent seats on the UN Security Council.

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Atef Salem has managed to finish directing his new film “Fares Dhahr Al Khail” (Horseback Knight) despite a crushing illness that forced him to use a wheelchair

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Syrian drama director Mohammed Fardos Atasi is embarking on his first joint Syrian-Egyptian TV drama. The script is hammered out by Egyptian writer Samir Al Jamal.

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The chairman of Egyptian TV’s Economic Department, Medhat Zaki, has agreed to allocate 4 million pounds for the production of the series “Rajol Fi Zaman Alawlamah”

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Egyptian workers employed outside their homeland will soon be afforded insurance, according to a plan announced last week by Egyptian Prime Minister Atef Obeid.

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The joint Egyptian-Moroccan Committee will convene May 10 in Rabat under the supervision of both states’ ministers of economy to discuss further cooperation between the two countries, which has grown

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Egyptian economists have been voicing criticism over the government’s contracting strategies and policies for handling the present economic recession in local markets.

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Egyptian Public Business Sector Minister stated that the Egyptian government has no intention of privatizing either the Suez Canal Authority, universities or railways, due to concern for repercussions

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Egyptian Prime Minister Atef Ebeid is in Tripoli, Libya, this week to discuss future trade initiatives between the two countries.

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Egyptian minister of transportation, Ibrahim Al-Dameiry, stated recently that the Arab Eastern African Countries are expected to sign a joint land transportation agreement in the near future.

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The Egyptian Chief Statistics Bureau estimated the number of Egyptian expatriate workers living abroad to be 1,900,000, with 923,600 of those residing in Saudi Arabia.

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According to the Egyptian statistics bureau the local population stood at 66,552,000 at January-end, reflecting an annual population growth rate of 2.1 percent.

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The total investment in the water and sewage infrastructure projects currently carried out in the Egyptian city of Giza and the surrounding areas is estimated at $206 million.

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Egyptian Public Business Sector Minister stated that the Egyptian government has no intention of privatizing either the Suez Canal Authority, universities or railways, due to concern for repercussions

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Egypt’s giant Toshka irrigation project is 60 percent complete and water from the Nile will flow into the area of Upper Egypt in October 2002, according to the Minister of Water Resources and Irrigati