Egypt

May 10, 2001

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Israeli Cabinet Minister Dan Naveh was scheduled to travel to Cairo on Thursday to meet with Egyptian officials to explain his government’s position r

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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