Egypt parliament agrees island transfer to Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

The Egyptian parliament approved on Wednesday the demarcation of the maritime border with Saudi Arabia, which includes handing over the islands of Tiran and Sanafir located in the Red Sea at the southern entrance of the Gulf of Aqaba to Saudi Arabia. Parliament Speaker Ali Abdelaal announced the parliament's approval of the agreement after the vote. The approval of the Parliament is the last step before the final ratification of the Convention by the President of the Republic and thus its entry ...

Egypt recognizes demarcation of borders with Saudi Arabia

Thursday, 29 December 2016

The Egyptian state television stated that the Egyptian government approved the boundaries of the maritime border agreement with Saudi Arabia

Sisi: ‘Nothing to hide’ on islands transfer to Saudi

Thursday, 30 June 2016

The transfer, announced during an April visit by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abduaziz, ignited street protests

Doubting that Tiran and Sanafir belong to Saudi Arabia

Thursday, 14 April 2016

The agreements reached during Saudi King Salman’s visit to Egypt included returning the islands of Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi sovereignty...

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Israel signals no opposition to Egypt’s return of islands to Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Israel signaled on Tuesday it did not oppose the return of two Red Sea islands in a strategic strait to Saudi Arabia by Egypt

Saudi FM: Red Sea islands have returned to the kingdom

Monday, 11 April 2016

Saudi not having a formable navy gave control of these islands to Egypt to prevent Israeli ships being able to get to Eilat city during the Six-Day War in 1967

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