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Egyptian flavoured Ramadan
Published 2016-06-05 15:09:50| Aya Salah Eddin
The photo shows a street in downtown Cairo full of Ramadan lanterns. If one strolled down one of the Egyptian streets, he could enter into the spirit of Ramadan tasting a special flavour not to be found in any other country.
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Following the referendum vote early on Friday, June 24th, the United Kingdom’s historic exit from the European Union from the economic, legal and political perspective has enormous implications on its ties with Egypt. Early economic forecasts on Friday morning show worldwide economic markets in turmoil and instability as investors continue to monitor the British pound plummet. It is important to note that the referendum is not instantaneously legally binding and solely serves as an advisory instrument and not an obligatory one. Legally, the British government may invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon treaty. Until the Prime Minister does so, this means that the United Kingdom is still a member state of the European Union and must still abide by EU law and legislation. Egypt has had longstanding and strong relations with the United Kingdom in the political, defense, trade, and investment landscapes. The Egyptian-British Chamber of Commerce (EBCC) upholds that trade continues to thrive between the two nations since 2014, and Egypt enjoys a free-trade agreement with the EU. Tourism from the United Kingdom brings in roughly 200,000 British tourists a year. The grave consequences on the British economy means that the Egyptian tourism industry will be hit hard: households will curb expenditure on tourism caused by the drop in the sterling. Not such good news after British Airways recently suspended flights to Sharm El-Sheikh amid terror fears. What happens next in the political arena is yet to be seen. Egypt has enjoyed a relatively docile relationship with the United Kingdom and maintains strong diplomatic ties with the nation. Future political uncertainty that plagues the United Kingdom may very well affect foreign policy with Egypt. A lack of strong leadership and the resignation of David Cameron means that British-Egyptian bilateral ties may weaken. Egyptian engagement with the United Kingdom will be difficult, particularly as its relationship with NATO could change. Joint military arrangements could suffer as Britain is one of the major military powers in Europe. The United States might cease to provide a bridge between NATO and the European Union, which will upset the political and economic balance of power.
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The “UAE Reads” initiative will be launched next Monday under the directions of Sheikha Shamma bint Mohammed bin Khalid Al Nahyan. This cultural initiative is organised under the auspices of the Ministry of Interior, in partnership with the UAE University and the Mohammed bin Khalid Al Nahyan Cultural Center. It also coincides with the Abu Dhabi Book Fair and the “Abu Dhabi Reads” initiative. This event falls within the framework of the UAE’s ‘Year of Reading 2016’ initiative launched by Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE. Mohammed bin Khalid Al Nahyan will be taking part in the “World’s Largest Reading Hour”, along with more than 2500 ladies, female officials, decision-makers and students, at the UAE University’s main theatre in Al Ain at 2:00 p.m. The event will be attended by representatives of the Guinness World Records Organization, who will witness the UAE’s record attempt for the “Largest Reading Lesson.”
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