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We celebrate World Press Freedom Day in difficult context: EU foreign policy chief

High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini said in a statement on Thursday that freedoms of expression and press are threatened around the world, adding, “on this day we celebrate the World Press Freedom Day in a difficult context for journalism.” Mogherini asserted that attacks against media and journalists …

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Indian embassy launches Tagore’s exhibition at Ahmed Shawki Museum

The Maulana Azad Centre for Culture of the Embassy of India in Cairo will be organising the Tagore Festival from 3-7 May to commemorate the 157th birth anniversary of the Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, a famous Indian poet, painter, writer, and philosopher. A Wednesday statement from the Indian Embassy in Cairo said that an exhibition …

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ILO, Egypt sign protocol of for job creation project

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) signed a protocol worth $3.7m with Egypt’s Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation for a new project aimed at creating job opportunities and developing the private sector in Egypt, according to a Monday press release from the ministry. Peter Van Rooij, director of the ILO’s country office in Egypt, and Minister of …

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Swiss embassy, Egypt’s Ministry of Housing launch urban development project in Qena

The Embassy of Switzerland in Egypt and the Egyptian Ministry of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Communities launched the “Hayenna” (Our District) project, which aims to help local governments in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Qena to improve management of their land and new urban development initiatives and boost related local revenues. The Embassy of Switzerland …

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UAE company Khansaheb mulls entering Egyptian market: managing director

Amer Abdulaziz Khansaheb, managing director of the UAE-based Khansaheb Investment, said that his company is studying the available opportunities of investment in the Egyptian market, adding, “the construction and health sectors are very attractive.” Abdulaziz told Daily News Egypt that his company works in the fields of real state, health, retail, and consumer products, noting that …

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Egyptian reform programme irreversible, process will continue: EGX chairperson

Mohamed Farid, chairperson of the Egyptian Exchange (EGX) and the Federation of Euro-Asian Stock Exchanges (FEAS), said that Egypt’s economic reform programme put the country in a position allowing it to create its success story, adding, “tremendous improvements were made.” Farid noted, at CFA Institute’s Middle East Investment Conference on Monday, that the Egyptian reform programme is …

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