Cairo – AA:
The Egyptian newspapers issued this morning, Friday, focused on a number of topics.
For its part, Al-Ahram newspaper said under the headline, “The Egyptian-Bahraini summit discusses regional developments… Sisi: Arab unity to face challenges… Hamad: We support Egypt and Sudan in the Renaissance Dam.” President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi received King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of the Kingdom of Bahrain, where extensive summit talks were held in the presence of the delegations of the two countries.
The presidential spokesman stated that President El-Sisi welcomed the Bahraini monarch to his second country, Egypt, stressing Egypt’s pride in its historical ties with Bahrain, and Egypt’s keenness to enhance bilateral cooperation in various fields, including close coordination towards the successive developments currently taking place in the Middle East, and strengthening Unity of ranks and joint Arab and Islamic action in facing regional challenges.
The summit witnessed a review of the latest developments in the issue of the Renaissance Dam, in light of the recent presidential statement issued by the Security Council on the dam, where the King of Bahrain renewed his country’s position of solidarity and support for Egypt and Sudan, and support for everything that preserves their legitimate rights and water security in the Nile River, as well as support for efforts to reach a settlement To a binding, fair and comprehensive agreement regarding the filling and operation of the dam.
The meeting witnessed discussions on frameworks and prospects for joint cooperation between Egypt and Bahrain. The discussions touched on the most prominent files on the regional arena, especially the Libyan developments, the situation in Afghanistan, and efforts to address the repercussions of Corona. The discussions reflected an understanding between the two sides, regarding ways to deal with these files.
It was agreed, in this context, to maximize Egyptian-Bahraini cooperation and coordination to develop the joint Arab action system, in a way that helps protect Arab national security, and enhance Arab capabilities to address the challenges facing the region and the increasing threats to regional security, especially through foreign interventions in the sovereign affairs of countries in the region. In this context, President El-Sisi stressed Egypt’s commitment to its steadfast stance towards the security of the Gulf, and its rejection of any practices that seek to destabilize it.
While Al-Akhbar newspaper said under the headline, “Al-Sisi: We reject foreign interference in Libyan affairs.”
President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi stressed that restoring stability to Libya and enabling it to restore its regional and international role is Egypt’s top priority.
During his meeting with Abdel Hamid al-Dabaiba, Prime Minister of the Libyan National Unity Government, yesterday, in the presence of Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, and Major General Abbas Kamel, head of the General Intelligence Service, he affirmed Egypt’s firm stance towards respecting Libyan sovereignty and preserving its territorial integrity, and rejecting all forms of foreign interference in internal affairs. Libya, as well as strengthening the cohesion of Libyan national institutions and unifying the Libyan National Army to protect the capabilities of the brotherly Libyan people and activate their free will.
Ambassador Bassam Rady, the official spokesman for the Presidency of the Republic, said that President El-Sisi welcomed Dabaiba and his visit to Egypt to participate in the meetings of the Egyptian-Libyan Joint Higher Committee, and praised the efforts of the Dabaiba government at the internal level to improve the living conditions of the Libyan citizen, expressing his confidence in the ability of the brotherly Libyan people. To overcome all the immediate challenges it faces, leading to the rebuilding of a strong modern state capable of laying the foundations for security and stability throughout Libya.
The official spokesman added that the Libyan Prime Minister affirmed his country’s great appreciation and pride at the official and popular levels for the extremely important Egyptian role under the wise leadership of the President in stabilizing peace and stability in Libya, in light of the brotherly and historical relations between the two brotherly countries, especially with regard to supporting institutions. Libyan nationalism, and the transfer of Egyptian expertise in the fields of reconstruction and development to Libya, in a manner that meets the aspirations of the Libyan people towards a safe and dignified life.
He added that Dabaiba affirmed, in this context, the aspiration to advance Egyptian-Libyan relations in all fields for the benefit of the two brotherly peoples, and to support Egyptian investments to implement various projects on Libyan lands.
While Al-Akhbar newspaper said under the headline, “Delivering 35,000 legalization contracts for state lands… Ismail: Facilitations to correct the situation and the waves of removal continue.”
Engineer Sherif Ismail, Assistant to the President of the Republic for National and Strategic Projects, and Head of the State Land Recovery Committee, stressed the continuation of work to complete the file of legalization of state lands, and to facilitate for citizens, whether in pricing standards or social dimension, in compliance with President Abdel-Fattah’s directives. Ismail reviewed the results of the legalization processes during the last period, which resulted in the delivery of 35,000 legalization contracts, in addition to more than 46,000 cases ready for contracting as soon as citizens complete the procedures and pay the contract advances.
Ismail explained that the Supreme Committee for the Restitution of State Lands is keen to intensify work and provide all means of facilitation to motivate citizens to legalize their conditions in accordance with the law and protect their interests and rights, and at the same time the right of the state.
The report of the Ministry of Local Development, which was prepared in coordination with the electronic system of the committee, indicated that every citizen is informed of the procedures that have been taken regarding the request for legalization, whether their requests were excluded for legal reasons, in order to be able to file a grievance, or those who did not complete the required documents, until They complete it, as the examinations of 124,000 requests have revealed, so far, that there are 7,000 requests that are not audited for data, more than 16,000 requests that do not meet the conditions and 4,000 requests that are completely invalid for legalization for violating the legal conditions, while the conditions are proven for 82 One thousand applications, 35,000 of them were legalization contracts, and the rest is underway to complete the contract. The report revealed that there are 70,000 remaining applications under examination, which the head of the committee stressed the speedy completion of it.
As for Al-Gomhoria newspaper, it said under the headline, “Health confirms: Governmental hospitals are ready to receive any disease cases.. Corona vaccines are provided in all centers.. and a sufficient stock of medicines.”
The Media Center of the Council of Ministers denied the news spread about government hospitals’ refusal to receive sick cases as a result of their poor absorptive capacity and the existence of a shortage in beds coinciding with the fourth wave of the Corona virus.
The Media Center of the Council of Ministers stated – in a statement yesterday – that it had contacted the Ministry of Health and Population, which denied these news, stressing that there is no truth to government hospitals’ refusal to receive sick cases as a result of their poor absorptive capacity and the existence of a deficit in the family coinciding with the fourth wave of the Corona virus, stressing All government hospitals in the various governorates of the Republic are ready and ready to receive sick cases, including cases infected with the Corona virus, which are transferred to hospitals designated for treating the Corona virus as soon as the necessary tests are carried out for them and it is confirmed that they are infected with the virus.
She indicated that the occupancy rates in these hospitals are going according to normal rates, whether at the level of regular beds, intensive care, or ventilators, as well as the availability of sufficient stock of medicines and medical and preventive supplies necessary in hospitals, in addition to providing Corona virus vaccines in all centers that receive the vaccine on At the level of the Republic, to vaccinate citizens and reduce the chances of infection with the virus and within the framework of the state’s keenness to provide vaccines for the Corona virus to all citizens, then start the national production of vaccines in accordance with the cooperation agreement between the Chinese company Sinovac and the Holding Company for Biopharmaceuticals and Vaccines “Vaccera”, where the first million doses of Vaccera-Sinovac vaccines are locally produced in the factories of Vaxera Company in Agouza, and distributed to vaccination centers in various governorates of the Republic, and the manufacturing and analysis stages for 15 million doses, which is the production capacity of Vaxera Company per month, have not been completed, in preparation for distribution to Corona vaccines receiving centers at the level of the Republic. .
For its part, Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper said, under the headline, “Egyptian-German cooperation in the field of railway services development.. The minister during a meeting with Deutsche Bahn”: Transferring workshops to companies to increase production…and a partnership to achieve a security and safety system.
Engineer Kamel Al-Wazir, Minister of Transport, praised the great progress and the global system in which the German railway is run, stressing his aspiration to cooperate with the German side during the coming period in the field of railways and electric traction.
He said – during his meeting with a delegation of the German railway company “Deutsche Bahn”, yesterday, to discuss aspects of joint cooperation in the field of railways and electric traction – that the aspects of cooperation depend on providing advice in the field of railways, which is represented in the analysis, results, recommendations and procedures for technical affairs related to repair operations. Overhauls and the spare parts system, as well as cooperation in achieving the security and safety system for train users or equipment and mobile units, in addition to cooperation in the field of human resources, which is represented in the mechanism for selecting employees, training and qualification to perform the tasks assigned to each employee according to his job description card.
The Minister of Transport added that the areas of future cooperation with Deutsche Bahn include investment cooperation with the private sector and international companies in a number of railway sectors in the field of management and operation of a number of railway activities, with the aim of contributing to achieving competitiveness among different companies, due to the level of service. provided to the public of passengers, as well as contribute to preserving the property and assets of the railway facility and maximizing its resources.
He continued: “The most important of those sectors that can serve as a model for fruitful cooperation between the two sides include transforming railway workshops into companies to increase their productivity and raise the level of quality, through continuous training and the supply of the latest equipment, as well as transforming the railway freight transport sector into a company to increase the volume of transported goods. Through railways, especially as the state attaches great importance to maximizing this area to reduce burdens on roads, reduce costs and increase financial returns to the authority.”
Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper also said, under the headline, “Taxes” obligate 3,737 companies to “electronic invoices.”
The Tax Authority obligated 3737 companies to join the electronic invoice system, starting from December 15, according to Resolution No. 443 of 2021.
In a statement yesterday, the authority’s head, Reda Abdel Qader, said that the authority is preparing to provide a service to ensure financiers and registrants included in the decision are in the electronic invoice system, by entering their tax registration number.
He pointed out that the issuance of the decision comes in implementation of the Minister of Finance’s Decision No. (188) of 2020, obligating registrants to issue electronic tax invoices that include the electronic signature of its source, and the unified code for the commodity or service subject of the invoice approved by the Tax Authority, as well as directives to speed up digital transformation and improve the services provided. For financiers and the tax community, as the electronic invoice system comes as one of the Authority’s development projects, which aims to integrate the informal market with the official system, combat tax evasion, and collect state dues.
Abdelkader clarified that there are several controls and technical conditions that these companies must abide by, which are the issuance of the electronic signature certificate, the use of the GS1 or EGS coding system, and the implementation of the company’s registration procedures in the electronic invoice system using the tax registration number and the company’s e-mail, pointing out that my statements must be submitted. Necessary to register the company’s electronic tax invoice management official, which is the name, capacity, national number, telephone number, and personal email.
He added that the technical controls and conditions that companies must abide by include implementing the necessary steps to integrate with the authority’s electronic tax invoice system and test cases for the system’s functions for companies that have a system for issuing invoices, pointing to the use of the electronic invoice system portal for companies that do not have the system, In accordance with the criteria set by the authority, as well as start issuing invoices electronically through the actual operating environment of the system.
The Chairman of the Authority pointed out that non-companies referred to in this decision may use the electronic tax invoice system after fulfilling the conditions and controls referred to in the decision, stressing that these companies can communicate with the Authority through e-mail to respond to all inquiries they have.
While Al-Watan newspaper said under the headline, “Egypt receives Congo’s vision on the resumption of the Ethiopian dam negotiations… and promises to study it.”
Yesterday, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry received his Congolese counterpart Christophe Lutondola, who was on a visit to Sudan yesterday and discussed the Ethiopian dam file, according to what the Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Ambassador Ahmed Hafez, said. In various fields as well as regional and international issues of common concern.
The meeting comes in the wake of the issuance of a statement by the UN Security Council, yesterday evening, calling on the parties to the Ethiopian dam crisis to return to negotiations under the auspices of the African Union, which is currently chaired by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to a reasonable timetable.
The presidential statement of the Security Council encouraged Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to resume negotiations within the framework of the negotiating track led by the President of the African Union represented in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with the aim of quickly completing the drafting of the text of a binding legal agreement on filling and operating the Renaissance Dam, within a reasonable time frame, according to a statement. From the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
During the press conference held today between the Foreign Minister and his Congolese counterpart, Shoukry affirmed his confidence in the wisdom of the Congolese President and his ability to reach a binding agreement that would solve the Ethiopian dam crisis. Work quickly to reach an agreement.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs pointed out that Egypt had received the Congolese presidency’s vision regarding the resumption of negotiations, stressing that the vision would be subject to in-depth study by Cairo.