Egypt leaves Tiran and Sanafir islands to Saudi Arabia

accordo-egitto-arabia-isole-Tiran-SanafirThe Head of the Egyptian government Al Sisi

Last April in Cairo the Saudi King Salman and the Head of the Egyptian Government Al Sisi have sanctioned the assignment of two Egyptian islands to Saudi Arabia.

The two uninhabited islets, Tiran and Sanafir, located in the Suez Canal, IOTA reference AF-101, (valid as Egypt for DXCC), had been given to the North African country by Saudi Arabia in 1950, according to a military and strategic perspective. Today, after 66 years, Saudi Arabia recovers its property of those lands in the sea, two strategically important islands, thanks to an agreement involving economic aids to Egypt.
Probably the two islands will be merged into the IOTA AS-190 group and will count as Saudi Arabia for DXCC credit, however we’ll wait for the response of the IOTA Management.
*Traslation by Fabrizio IU0BMP

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