The Committee on legislation the Egyptian Parliament began consideration of the agreement with Saudi Arabia under which the Kingdom should be transferred to the island of Sanafir and the Tyrant in the Red sea.
The decision on the transfer of the Islands are extremely unpopular. The opposition claims that the deputies are not authorized to discuss the matter because the Supreme administrative court made the decision according to which Sanafir and the Tyrant will remain Egyptian.
The Commission meeting opened with an hour’s delay because of the hassle of deputies. Foreign Minister Sameh shoukry said that international agreements prevail over judicial decisions. This has outraged opponents of the Treaty.
The Chairman of the Parliament, Ali Abdel-al called on parliamentarians to order. According to him, both supporters and opponents of the agreement are true patriots, but love of country is not the monopoly of one or another camp.
Recall that in 2016, the government of President Fattah al-Sisi announced the conclusion of a Maritime demarcation agreement with Saudi Arabia, which has given Egypt billions of dollars in aid in exchange for the island.