Egypt's parliament to vote on transfer of Red Sea islands to Saudis

June 14, 2017 14:11

CAIRO - Egypt's parliament will hold a final vote on a plan to hand over two uninhabited Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia later on Wednesday after a key parliamentary committee approved it, the committee chairman has said.

"We have unanimously approved the maritime demarcation accord with Saudi Arabia and it will be voted on in the general session today," said House of Representatives Committee on Defense and National Security Chairman Kamal Amer.

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