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Egypt court annuls block on transfer of Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia

Egypt court annuls block on transfer of Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia

Egypt

Egypt’s Court of Urgent Matters ruled that a judicial decision to block the transfer of two Red Sea Islands to Saudi Arabia is void, a judicial source and a lawyer told Reuters on Sunday.

A court rejected in January a government plan to transfer two uninhabited Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia after a maritime demarcation accord was announced in April, triggering protests by the Egyptian public who believe the islands are Egyptian.

Some Egyptians opposed to the deal have accused President Al-Sisi of selling the uninhabited islands to Saudi in return for investments.

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