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Reported by | Abeer Almadawy   

In a speech to the president  Donald J. Trump before receiving Mr. President AlSisi, Trump paid his hopes in Egypt to save the stability in the Middle East...Also the president talks about the American Egyptian relations as strong as his friendship with president AlSisi.

Trump said with a journalism conference:

" It’s a great honor to be with President El-Sisi, a friend—a great friend—of Egypt. And we have very special things happening. Our relationship has never been stronger. And we’re working with Egypt on many different fronts, including military and trade"

Trump also speaks about  the strategic issues and the powerful partnership with Egypt as he pointed ;

" The United States and Egypt have a strong relationship with many security and economic implications.Today marks the second visit of President El-Sisi to the White House since 2017. So as Egypt has long been an important strategic partner in the Middle East, United States of America is strengthening our partnership with Egypt and promoting regional stability across the Middle . We push the assistance to Egypt who has played a central role in the country’s economic and military development."

President of USA Donald Trump said

In other politics points president Trump pointed to the Situation in the Middle East and relation with Israel so he reminds with this historical information about the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel, he said ;

" Since the 1979 Egypt–Israel Treaty of Peace, the United States has provided Egypt with more than $40 billion in military assistance and $30 billion in economic assistance.
Egypt has become an anchor of stability in the Middle East, as exemplified by its enduring forty-year peace with Israel."

Trump alsp replied on a question from a journalist about the file of human rights in Egypt, he replied ;

" The United States encourages the Egyptian government to preserve space for civil society and to protect human rights."

President Trump said they are working with Egypt on issues impacting regional stability including conflicts in Libya, Syria, and Yemen and progress on the Middle East Strategic Alliance.

Today Mr president of Egypt Abdul Fattah AlSisi met with officials in the White House such as advisor of president Trump and the Foreign affair minister.
Trump 's Administration also is working with Egypt to combat terrorism and to stop the spread of radical Islamic terrorism. Officials confirmed in this text that The United States is providing Egypt with military training and equipment to support counterterrorism efforts.

"We continue to strengthen our strategic relationship through security cooperation and broader security efforts."

Officials in Trump's Administration added that US supports the Egyptian government in its bold program of economic reform, which will set Egypt on the course of long-term economic stability.
So as Egypt hosted the inaugural meeting of the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum, will enhance the economic cooperation and shared prosperity among countries across the region. And President Trump is building on the strong and robust trade relationship between the United States and Egypt.

It's that the  United States and Egypt have a robust bilateral trade relationship.
President Trump hopes to build on this relationship through cooperation and mutual benefit.
America is one of Egypt’s leading trade partners.
In 2018, the United States goods trade surplus with Egypt was $2.6 billion, a 9.3 percent increase from 2017.
In 2018, United States goods exports to Egypt totaled $5.1 billion, up 26.7 percent from 2017.
America and Egypt continue to work together to promote fair trade and increased investment by addressing market access, standards, labor, and intellectual property protection issues.



 Reported by: Abeer Almadawy  

Mr president Of Egypt is in a visit to US  now as he accepted the invitation of the American president Donald Trump since 2 weeks ...

The White House published the interview between both presidents before the bilateral talks as the following; 

News from Oval Office- White House 12:17 P.M. EDT

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much. It’s a great honor to be with President Al Sisi of Egypt. We have many things to discuss, as you can imagine: military, trade.

And I have to say that a lot of progress has been made in a lot of different ways, in terms of terrorism and others things, with Egypt and within Egypt. It’s really incredible what’s happened, especially in certain respects that we’ve already talked about. But we will be meeting with representatives of the President and of Egypt in a little while.

Again, we have very, very important things, militarily, to talk about. And also about trade. A big trading partner. We do a lot of work together. We work together. And I think we’ve never had a better relationship — Egypt and the United States — than we do right now.

So, I want to thank everybody for being here. And, Mr. President, thank you very much.

PRESIDENT AL SISI: Thank you, Mr. President.


PRESIDENT AL SISI: (As interpreted.) Thank you, Mr. President. Allow me to express my thanks for your kind invitation and for providing me this opportunity to meet and talk about making a quantum leap in the strategic relationship between Egypt and the United States.

Let me emphasize, Mr. President, that the relations have not been better over the years of our bilateral relationship, and that is why I’m extending, Mr. President, to you our thanks, appreciation, and greetings for (inaudible).

All the credit goes to you, Mr. President. Thank you very much for your support on all fronts. This is what we’re seeking to promote our bilateral relations in various fields: political, economic, military, cultural, and others.

Thank you very much.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Well, thank you. And I just have to say, before we perhaps take a couple of questions, the First Lady was recently in Egypt. She was treated beautifully.

But maybe even more importantly, what she saw with the Pyramids was — you could call it the seventh wonder or the eighth wonder of the world. She thought it was incredible. She thought it was one of the most incredible things she’s seen. And we have lots of pictures, and that was great day and a great moment to see the Pyramids — the Great Pyramids.

So hopefully a lot of people will be going and looking at them. But she’s not easily impressed; she was very impressed.

So thank you very much.

Q Mr. President, you seem to be —

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Go ahead, Jeff.

Q You seem to be cleaning house at DHS. What would you like to achieve with the new leadership there?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Well, I never said I’m “cleaning house.” I don’t know who came up with that expression. We have a lot of great people over there. We have bad laws. We have a judge that just ruled, incredibly, that he doesn’t want people staying in Mexico. Figure that one out. Nobody can believe these decisions we’re getting from the Ninth Circuit. It’s a disgrace.

And so we’re fighting the bad laws, the bad — the bad things that are coming out of Congress. You have a Democrat Congress that’s obstructing. You talk about obstruction — the greatest obstruction anyone has ever seen. All they have to do is spend 20 minutes and they can fix this whole problem.

We have the worst laws of any country anywhere in the world, whether it’s catch and release or any one of them. I mean, I could name — I could sit here and name them, but if you got rid of catch and release, chain migration, visa lottery — you have to fix the asylum situation; it’s ridiculous. You have people coming in, claiming asylum. They’re all reading exactly what the lawyer gives them. They have a piece of paper. “Read what that is.” And all of the sudden, you’re entitled to asylum. And some of these people are not people you want in our country.

So we are building a lot of wall. It’s getting built. Some of you saw that last week, when we went — we had a great presentation of a new stretch. But we’re building a lot of wall and we’re being very strong on the border.

But we’re bucking a court system that never, ever rules for us. And we’re bucking really bad things with Congress — with the Democrats in Congress not willing to act. They want to have open borders, which means they want to have crime; they want to have drugs pouring into our country. They don’t want to act. We have to close up the borders. We’re doing it, but we’re doing it — I could do it much faster if they would act.

So it’s a terrible thing. The Democrats in Congress — what they’re doing and the obstruction — they don’t want to fix it. And we have to fix it. They want open borders. They want to have millions of people pouring into our country. They don’t even want to know who they are.

These are people coming into our country with criminal records. We have murderers coming in. We have drug lords coming in. We have gangs coming in. And we’re stopping them. And if we don’t stop them, ICE is throwing them the hell out. We’re getting them out.

But our job could be so much easier. I think Kevin is going to do a fantastic job. He’s Acting, but I think he’s going to do a fantastic job. And we’re not doing anything very big, as far as — what we need: homeland security. That’s exactly what we want. There’s no better term; there’s no better name. We want homeland security and that’s what we’re going to get. Thank you all very much. Thank you.

Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you very much.

Q Egypt is ordering more fighter jets from Russia. How do you feel about that?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much, everybody.

Q Are you considering child separations, sir? Can you rule that out, Mr. President? You wouldn’t start separating the children again, would you, Mr. President?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Obama separated the children, by the way.

Q Would you consider doing it again?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Just so you understand, President Obama separated the children. Those cages that were shown — I think they were very inappropriate — they were built by President Obama’s administration, not by Trump. President Obama had child separation. Take a look. The press knows it. You know it. We all know it. I didn’t have — I’m the one that stopped it. President Obama had child separation.

Now, I’ll tell you something: Once you don’t have it, that’s why you see many more people coming. They’re coming like it’s a picnic because “let’s go to Disneyland.” President Obama separated children. They had child separation. I was the one that changed it.

Okay. Thank you very much.

Q But what’s President Trump going to do? Are you going to bring it back is the question. Would you bring it back?

Q Will you bring it back, though?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: We’re not looking to do that. No.

Q You’re not going to bring it back?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: We’re not looking to do that. No.

Thank you very much.

Q You’re not looking to bring it back?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: But it — it brings a lot more people to the border. When you don’t do it, it brings a lot more people to the border. We are not looking to do it.

But President Obama had the law. We changed the law. And I think the press should accurately report it. But, of course, they won’t.

Thank you all very much. Thank you.

Q Should the Muslim Brotherhood be a terrorist organization? Muslim Brotherhood?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much.

Q (Inaudible.)

PRESIDENT TRUMP: It’s a great honor to be with the President. It’s a great honor to be with your President.

Q Do you support his efforts to stay in power longer?


Q (Inaudible) through 2034?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: I don’t hear you.

Q Do you support his efforts to stay in power through 2034?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: I think he’s doing a great job. I don’t know about the effort; I can just tell you he’s doing a great job. Great President.

Thank you very much, everybody. Thank you.


2:26 P.M. EDT


The French president Emmanuel Macron tries with all his efforts to create new page with the French people,as France works to add new policies to quell protests,

The French government plans to cut taxes and eliminate economic disparities between urban and rural areas. The moves are in response to opinions expressed by the public in a national debate.

The "Great National Debate" involved more than 10,000 meetings in community halls around the country.

During visits to local communities, President Emmanuel Macron listened as mayors and citizens aired their grievances.

The national debate was organized in response to the "yellow vest" protests that began last November, when people took to the streets to oppose a government plan to raise the fuel tax.

The government canceled the planned tax hike, but demonstrators continue to take to the streets every Saturday. The number of participants stands at about 20,000.

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe gave a speech in Paris on Monday. He said that during the debate people expressed frustration over high taxes and over the economic gap between urban and rural regions.

Philippe said that France must implement tax cuts quickly.

Attention is now focused on whether Macron's new economic policies will bring an end to the yellow vest protests.


Though the peaceful talks between US and North Korea that get a probable solution for all parts recently that pushed the hope for more talks and a true ending for all conflict in the region of the Far East ,but Japan today has announced its sanctions for other more 2 years on N. Korea by banning the trade with it .

Today Tokyo decided to extend its trade ban and other sanctions on North Korea for a further two years.The cabinet approved the extension on Tuesday.

The trade ban was due to expire on Saturday, along with a ban on port calls by North Korean ships and foreign vessels that stopped over in the North.

The measures are part of Japan's unilateral sanctions imposed since 2006, in response to North Korea's nuclear tests and ballistic missile launches.

The Japanese government plans to continue enforcing sanctions in cooperation with the United States and South Korea.

Prospects for Pyongyang's denuclearization have dimmed in recent months, after the US-North Korea summit in February ended without agreement.

Tuesday, 09 April 2019 04:26

Japanese banknotes to undergo makeover

Japan- Tokyo 

Japan will redesign its banknotes to incorporate the latest anti-forgery techniques. Finance Minister Taro Aso announced the makeover on Tuesday. The design changes will be the first since 2004.

The new 10,000-yen note will feature Eiichi Shibusawa, a famed industrialist in modern Japan. He is known as the "father of Japanese capitalism." The reverse side will feature the Tokyo train station building.

The 5,000-yen note will carry an image of Umeko Tsuda, a pioneer in women's education in Japan. She is the founder of Tsuda University in Tokyo.

The 1,000-yen note will feature bacteriologist Shibasaburo Kitasato. He developed a treatment for tetanus.

The reverse side will feature Japanese ukiyoe master Katsushika Hokusai's work, "In the Well of the Great Wave off Kanagawa." It's one of the most famous woodblock prints in the world.

The new banknotes are expected to enter circulation around 2024, featuring holograms and other cutting-edge techniques to prevent counterfeiting.

The 500-yen coin will also be redesigned around 2021.

The finance minister said banknote designs have been changed once every 20 years or so to prevent counterfeiting. He said the changes were announced now as it takes about five years to prepare the new bills.

Aso also said the three people featured on the new notes each made enormous contributions on issues that remain relevant today and are appropriate for the upcoming new Reiwa era.


California Rep. Eric Swalwell will become the latest Democrat to enter the 2020 presidential race Monday evening in an appearance on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert." NBC TV 

Swalwell confirmed in the interview that he joined the race of candidates for the presidential election 2020 

"I see a country in quicksand, unable to solve problems and threats from abroad, unable to make life better for people here at home. Nothing gets done," Swalwell says in a clip released early by the show. "I'm ready to solve these problems -- I'm running for president of the United States."

Swalwell, a 38-year-old member of the House Intelligence Committee, is a prominent voice on questions of Russian interference in U.S. elections and other investigations into the Trump administration's dealings with foreign powers.

He has also made gun control a focus of his career and is due to hold a town hall Tuesday in Parkland, Florida, the site of the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Cameron Kasky, a survivor of the shooting who became active in the March For Our Lives movement for gun safety, was the congressman's guest at President Donald Trump's State of the Union Address and Swalwell wrote an op-ed last year saying he was inspired by the movement.

Swalwell, who was the only congressman to endorse Martin O'Malley in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary, is the 15th major candidate to the enter the 2020 race and will have a steep hill to climb since he is largely unknown at the moment.

The Californian was elected to the House in 2012 after defeating former Democratic Rep. Pete Stark, a 40-year-incumbent, in a bitter primary battle. Stark refused to debate his upstart challenger, leading Swalwell to hire an actor to impersonate him and speak only in actual Stark quotes while wearing fake bushy grey eyebrows.

As Swalwell has already reminded first-in-the-nation caucus-goers, he was born in Sac City, Iowa, before his family settled in California. He attended the University of Maryland for both undergraduate and law school before working on Capitol Hill and then returning to California to become a prosecutor and hold other local offices.

Swalwell has been a regular presence in Iowa and other early primary and caucus states and has been hiring staff to prepare for a potential presidential bid.

"The reason I would do it is because I have lived a life where I saw hard work paid off for my parents so that I could be the first in my family to go to college," Swalwell said MSNBC last month. "Today, I have two kids under two. I'm paying off just under $100,000 of student loan debt. I know why people work hard, I know what they expect it to add up to. But when I look in different neighborhoods and different floors of different buildings I see that promise of America not reaching all Americans."

source NBC



The Saudi-Egyptian Digital Economy Forum was launched at Monday in Cairo ,Egypt , as it jointly organized by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and the Egyptian Information Technology Authority.
The forum aims for promoting technical cooperation and expanding economic opportunities, through shedding light on investment to best serve joint development goals, in the two countries, in addition to stimulate technological companies to play greater role in enhancing bilateral relations.
Over 100 firms are taking part, in the workings of the forum.

The Minister of Communications and Information Technology of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Eng. Abdullah bin Amer Al-Sawaha and his Egyptian counterpart Dr. Amro Talaat witnessed the signing ceremony in Cairo today of memorandums of understanding between Saudi and Egyptian companies in the field of digital economy and information technology on the sidelines of the current visit of the Saudi minister to Egypt.

Ayman Al-Falag, the executive president of the Saudi company of Thiqa (trust), currently operating in the field of smart solutions, business services and data services, and Abbas Ghanem, Executive Manager of ABG of Egypt signed the first MoU while the Deputy Manager of Bood Saudi company (dimension) for communication and telecommunication Ibrahim Al-Kharboosh and deputy chairman of the Board of Directors of the Egyptian holding company of Al-Magasa Dr. Tareq Abdulbari co-signed the second MoU.
The first MoU concerns with ways to develop smart solutions for government sector while the second deals with accreditation of electronic signatures between the two countries.

For his part, Minister Al-Suwaha, met with a delegation of Saudi students, studying in a number of Egyptian universities, in the presence of Ambassador Nuqali.
At the outset, the minister conveyed greetings of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and HRH Crown Prince to them and urged them to level up to the challenge and increase their academic input, to attain excel, in various scientific domains and contribute to the drive of the comprehensive national development, witnessed by the Kingdom, during such a prosper era.

Source: SPA

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