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Egypt: MPs explode as debate over Saudi maritime deal ignites parliament01:30

Egypt: MPs explode as debate over Saudi maritime deal ignites parliament

Egypt, Cairo
June 12, 2017 at 16:28 GMT -00:00 · Published

Debate became heated in the Egyptian Parliament in Cairo on Monday when a group of MPs in opposition to a maritime demarcation agreement between Egypt and Saudi Arabia called for the government to release the original documents of the deal signed by the two countries.

On 9 April 2016, the Egyptian government declared that the Tiran and Sanafir Islands fall within the territorial waters of Saudi Arabia, as codified in the maritime border agreement signed with the government of Saudi Arabia on the previous day.

The agreement was met with street protests and extensive criticism of the government, resulting in a security crackdown.

Egypt: MPs explode as debate over Saudi maritime deal ignites parliament01:30
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Debate became heated in the Egyptian Parliament in Cairo on Monday when a group of MPs in opposition to a maritime demarcation agreement between Egypt and Saudi Arabia called for the government to release the original documents of the deal signed by the two countries.

On 9 April 2016, the Egyptian government declared that the Tiran and Sanafir Islands fall within the territorial waters of Saudi Arabia, as codified in the maritime border agreement signed with the government of Saudi Arabia on the previous day.

The agreement was met with street protests and extensive criticism of the government, resulting in a security crackdown.

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