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From: Inside Story

Will latest audio leaks hurt Egypt’s Sisi?

President allegedly demands money from and makes offensive remarks about some Gulf nations in leaked audio tapes.

A television station in Turkey has aired what it claims is a leaked conversation involving Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. 

In the recording, Sisi makes offensive remarks about some Gulf countries, suggesting Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait have more money than they need, and that Egypt should have a share.

The three countries provided key financial aid to Egypt after Mohamed Morsi was ousted from power in July 2013.

So what implications could these leaks have on relations between Egypt and the Gulf countries?

Presenter: Folly Bah Thibault


Fahad Alshelaimi – President of the Gulf Peace and Security Forum

Joseph Kechichian – Senior writer at Gulf News and author of several books including ‘Legal and Political Reforms in Saudi Arabia’

Wafik Moustafa – Founder and chairman of the Conservative Arab Network