Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris vows to be at ‘forefront of investors’ in Sudan

Naguib Sawiris. (REUTERS)
Updated 19 March 2018
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Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris vows to be at ‘forefront of investors’ in Sudan

CAIRO: Egypt’s business tycoon Naguib Sawiris vowed to be at the “forefront of investors” in Sudan in a tweet on Monday during the Sudanese president’s visit to Cairo.
The prominent businessman welcomed the Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir to Egypt and praised the step aimed at boosting bilateral ties between the “brotherly states.”
Sawiris wrote in his tweet: “Welcome your excellency Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir in your home country Egypt, and sincere thanks to you and President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi for unifying the row and for the mutual love.”
He described the visit as a “historic step that ended the cloud of the past.”
Sawiris, one of the world’s leading investors, said: “We will be at the forefront of investors in the brotherly Sudan, God willing.”

El-Sisi received his Sudanese counterpart Omar Al-Bashir on Monday at the Cairo International Airport.
Both leaders will discuss the outstanding issues between the two countries, based on the agreement reached at the recent Addis Ababa Summit.
The one-day visit will also focus on tackling cooperation across various fields, as well as issues of joint interest, said Egyptian Presidency spokesperson Bassam Radi in a statement on Sunday.


Syria says air defence responds to Israeli

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Syria says air defence responds to Israeli

Syrian air defences on Sunday responded to Israeli air raids in the south of the country, state news agency SANA reported quoting a military source.
The air defence systems "prevented Israeli air strikes from achieving their objectives in the south" of the country, the report said without giving further details.