Prime Minister Hazem el Beblawi intends to have his government up and running by the end of the week. But supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.
Egypt's president and interior minister have warned that security forces will crack down on planned anti-government demonstrations. Popular anger smolders over plans to sell disputed islands to Saudi Arabia.
Protesters have criticized Egyptian President al-Sissi's decision to hand over control of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. He warned against attempts to "terrorize" the nation amid a crack down on dissenters.
Several agreements with a combined worth of more than 2 billion euros have been signed between French companies and the Egyptian state. French President Francois Hollande is in Cairo as part of a regional tour.
Egypt has ceded two islands to Saudi Arabia, settling a long-standing maritime dispute but angering the Egyptian opposition. The islands of Tiran and Sanafir have strategic importance.
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