News interviews

Finance Minister: Subsidies cause poverty

Finance Minister Hani Demian
25 Mar 2015
In an interview with Al-Masry Al-Youm, Finance Minister Hani Demian said the Egyptian economy is on a safe track which will allow it to repay debts and debt services.   He also said that the financial and economic policies of the...

Naguib Sawiris interview (Part II): Postponing elections until after Ramadan a disaster, Ezz had green light to run in elections

Naguib Sawiris
17 Mar 2015
In the second part of the interview with Naguib Sawiris, the business tycoon talked about the outcome of the Sharm el-Sheikh economic conference and analyzed the political problems between the state and the youth.   Sawiris also...

Hany Azer: Siemens will solve 50% of our electricity issues, we will pay them over 12 years

Al-Sisi in the EEDC
17 Mar 2015
Hany Azer, the Prime Minister's transportation advisor, said the huge success of the economic conference was unexpected, adding that "it is as if the whole world had elected President al-Sisi." According to Azer, German...

Sama al-Masry: I don’t have an electoral program

Sama al-Masry
25 Feb 2015
Newly accepted parliamentary candidate, belly dancer Sama al-Masry, recently spoke to Al-Masry Al-Youm about her political career, show business and her plans for the future.      Q: How do you feel now that you...

INTERVIEW :Egypt aims to halt gas imports in 2020 , says minister

24 Feb 2015
Egypt hopes to halt liquefied natural gas imports in 2020, Oil Minister Sherif Ismail said on Monday, as projects to develop its own gas fields are completed. The Arab world's most populous nation is struggling to cope with energy...

TPA Chairman: Turkey has profited from the decline of tourism in Arab Spring countries

People throng Naama Bay street in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, south of Cairo in this 12 July 2012 file photo.
23 Feb 2015
In an interview with Al-Masry Al-Youm, Samy Mahmoud, Chairman of the Tourism Promotion Authority (TPA), says Turkey has profited from the decline of tourism in Arab Spring countries, explaining the impact of political Islam on the industry...

Essam Heggy in exclusive interview: Egypt's future in education, eradication of ignorance

NASA researcher Essam Heggy
15 Feb 2015
In an interview with Al-Masry Al-Youm, Essam Heggy of NASA, the former scientific affairs adviser to President Adly Mansour, spoke of Egyptian affairs and how the world looks at Egypt.   Q: How do you think the regime and the people...

NTRA CEO: We are updating data of 24 million mobile phone lines

Hisham al-Alaily
11 Feb 2015
In an interview with Al-Masry Al-Youm, Hisham al-Alaily, CEO of the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA), said he has ordered mobile phone companies to stop service for unknown lines and lines with inaccurate data for...

Davos interview: Sisi stresses strong relations with Arab countries

Protesters cheer with drums near a poster of army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as they gather for a mass protest to support the army in Tahrir Square in Cairo, July 26, 2013. REUTERS
28 Jan 2015
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi stressed strong relations between Egypt and Arab countries, pointing out that Egypt has not shown disrespect to Qatar at the official level at all.   Regarding an amelioration in relations with Qatar,...

Al-Masry Al-Youm interviews the Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar, Ahmed al-Tayyeb (Part I)

24 Jan 2015
Al-Masry Al-Youm sat down with the grand sheikh of Al-Azhar, Ahmed al-Tayyeb, tackling a wide range of issues including politics, radicalism and Islamic law.   Q: What role does Al-Azhar play in combating extremism in Egypt and the...