President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s current stop by at Russia was the main topic of attention of Egyptian op-eds writers in Wednesday’s newspapers.
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In state daily Al-Ahram, Salah Montasser’s piece titled “A punishment, we’re looking forward to its abolishment,” described Russia’s continued ban on travels to Sharm El-Sheikh as a “weird stance,” considering that it’s been three years because the Metrojet terrorist attack, that Egypt has improved its airport security, and that the Russians went silent when its military plane was intentionally brought down over Syria.
Al-Ahram’s Farouk Goweida centered on the historic relations between your two countries, not merely with regards to mutual projects and cooperation like the nuclear power plant, but as both understand each other’s strategic importance in your community where Russia is playing a large role.
For Al-Akhbar’s Karam Gabr, Al-Sisi’s visit comes amid a number of successful connections with economic powers.
On another note, Hamdy Rizk published in Al-Akhbar an excerpt from the letter compiled by the daughter of the late general prosecutor Hisham Barakat, who was simply killed in a motor car bomb in 2015, where she expressed relief at the arrest of Hisham Al-Ashmawi, a high wanted terrorist suspect, saying her father could rest in peace.
Meanwhile, editor-in-chief of Al-Shorouk newspaper tackled the media perspective in the entire case of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Emad El-Din Hussein argued that while media coverage must have maintained that Khashoggi disappeared after entering the Saudi consulate in Turkey, it became biased on both sides of the conflicts instead, a total consequence of international and regional polarisation, he stated.
As for the privately-owned Al-Youm Al-Sabea’s Dandarawi Al-Hawari, the complete case may be the ongoing work with intelligence services focusing on spreading chaos in the Saudi kingdom, and may be when compared to full case of Khaled Said which sparked the Egyptian revolution – a negative example in the writer’s opinion.
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