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The UAE is to provide Egypt with a further $4bn in aid. This follows the signing of MoUs for $55bn-worth of Saudi/Egyptian loans and joint projects earlier this month (MEES, 15 April).
While not all aid pledges made to Egyptian President ‘Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi by his key Gulf benefactors have come to fruition, the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait made good on the $4bn each they pledged to Egypt during a key March 2015 donors conference in the Red Sea resort town of Sharm al-Shaikh. Half of this ($6bn) was placed with the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) and the other half invested in projects (MEES, 20 March 2015).
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